House and Senate Democrats are reportedly circulating a plan to fellow Democrats that would “open the floodgates for Palestinians” to arrive in the United States.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) are lobbying fellow Democrats to sign onto a letter to urge President Joe Biden to provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to Palestinians in the U.S. Both TPS and DED would ensure that Palestinians cannot be deported from the U.S.
The letter from Democrats comes as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a far-left organization with deep ties to the Democrat Party, authored a letter to Biden asking for TPS and DED for Palestinians in the U.S.
Along with Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action) CAIR sent the letter below (Nov. 7) to the Biden Administration calling on the State Department and Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status and authorize Deferred Enforced Departure for Palestinians in the United States.
CAIR’s letter was issued after Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and other House Republicans introduced legislation to ban the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from providing green cards, visas, refugee status, and parole to Palestinians.
Zinke’s bill also would revoke visas for Palestinians in the U.S., thus making them eligible for deportation, although Biden administration officials have twice said they will not carry out measures under federal immigration law to revoke visas for pro-Hamas foreign nationals residing in the U.S.