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in General Factchecking by Genius (38.8k points)
House Republicans introduced a bill to remove Palestinians from the U.S., ban them from entering.

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by Journeyman (3.2k points)
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This is mostly true. According to a press release on the website of Ryan Zinke, the Montana congressman who introduced the bill, the goal is to "implement a pause" on essentially all forms of legal immigration or accepting of refugees who have passports "issued by the Palestinian Authority" (so, Palestinian citizens). However, the bill doesn't seek to remove all Palestinians living in the United States, just ones who were let into the country on/after October 1st of this year. Zinke said in his press release that this proposal is "the most anti-Hamas immigration legislation I have seen and it’s well deserved." He also expressed distrust in the Biden Administration's ability to properly screen people coming into the United States.

The Washington Examiner and Huffpost have, among other smaller outlets, reported on this bill, but many major news organizations have yet to address it. 

by Genius (38.8k points)
Do you think the bill should become law? Is this a fair bill to introduce?
by Novice (520 points)
I appreciate the direct use of names, quotes and articles that support the fact that this is true information. I also appreciate how you showed the slight nuance in the actual bill when compared to the original claim
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by Apprentice (1.6k points)

The post referenced is from @the_caucasianarab on instagram. The person claims to be of Palestinian and Jewish decent. I could not find anything to confirm or deny this. I am inclined to believe them, personally. The Original post was from November 3, 2023. I believe the post in reference to the bill proposed by congressman Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin, and Andy Ogles of Tennessee. Both of the republican party. The Bill titles the "Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission Act," aims to deny the Biden administration from giving out visas to people with Palestinian passports. Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana has also introduced a the "SAFE" act which would do the same as Tiffany's bill. Along with things listed here. Which includes revoking refugee or asylum status for covered aliens if requested on or after October 1." This claim is true. 

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by Journeyman (2.0k points)
Claim: House Republicans introduced a bill to remove Palestinians from the U.S., ban them from entering.

Answer: This claim is factual.

The claim site's Instagram account @the_caucasianarab who in an individual who identifies themselves as a comedian, humanitarian, and activist of Palestinian and Jewish descent in their bio.

According to his website, Congressman Ryan Zinke of Western Montana introduced H.R. 6211 the Safeguarding Americans from Extremism (SAFE) Act on November 2, 2023 to "prevent Palestinian terrorists from abusing the United States' legal immigration system by requiring the Department of Homeland Security to implement a pause on all visas, refugee status and granting of asylum for individuals holding a passport issued by the Palestinian Authority (PA)."

The bill would also "Direct DHS with ICE/USCIS to identify and remove covered aliens without lawful status (including newly revoked status."

This claim is factual based on Zinke's government website and corroborating evidence on the official website for the U.S. federal legislative information, Congress.gov

Ryan Zinke's Website: https://zinke.house.gov/media/press-releases/zinke-introduces-bill-expel-palestinians-united-states

Congress.gov: https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/6211?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22hr+6211%22%7D&s=1&r=1
by Genius (38.8k points)
I really like how you structured your fact-check. Very clear and organized.

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