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Trump vows to reinstate and expand travel ban amid Israel-Hamas conflict

Speaking a campaign event in Iowa, Trump lamented that the Biden administration had rescinded his old order, which had barred effectively all entrants from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

Published: October 16, 2023 8:47pm

Former President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to reimpose a travel ban on terrorism hotbeds amid an ongoing conflict between Israel and the Gaza-based Hamas terror group.

Speaking a campaign event in Iowa, Trump lamented that the Biden administration had rescinded his old order, which had barred effectively all entrants from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

"I will immediately reinstate and expand the wildly successful Trump Travel Ban on entry from terror-plagued countries, territories, and places," he said. "It just kept us safe... if you're coming from somewhere full of people who want to kill Americans, we will not let you in."

Trump made the remarks amid mounting fears of terrorist threats to the United States following a call from Hamas to stage a global "day of rage" to protest against the Israeli shelling of Gaza. Israel mounted its assault in response to a major incursion on its soil by Hamas terrorists.

The ongoing migration surge at the southern border has in particular drawn concerns of terrorist actors entering the U.S. interior via that route. Earlier this month during an appearance on the "Just the News, No Noise" television show, former Trump Deputy National Security Advisor Victoria Coates suggested that such actors had already made their way to the U.S.

"[W]e know Hezbollah has been active in Latin America; they've carried out attacks against Jewish targets in Argentina, for example," she said, referring to a Lebanon-based terror group. "So they're here. And the notion that they haven't tried to cross the border in the last two and a half years, is pretty disingenuous."

The Team Trump account later posted a graphic to X outlining additional details in the former president's security plan. Included was a vow to suspend all refugee resettlement efforts by the State Department and to implement "ideological screening" for all immigrants.

He further vowed to deport aliens with "jihadist sympathies" and revoke the student visas of "radical anti-American and anti-Semitic foreigners," as well as to ramp up deportations more broadly.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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