May 6th, 2010
06:45 PM ET
11 years ago

Bill aims to strip certain Americans of their citizenship

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Joe Lieberman is part of a bipartisan group of legislators that introduced a bil Thursday that would strip citizenship from any American found to be involved in terrorism."]Washington (CNN) - A bipartisan group of legislators on Thursday introduced legislation in Congress to strip citizenship from any American found to be involved in terrorism.

If the Terrorist Expatriation Act passes, an American could lose citizenship if the State Department found that person had provided material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization - as designated by the secretary of state - or participated in actions against the United States.

Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, and Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, co-sponsored the bill. An identical bill is being introduced in the House by Reps. Jason Altmire, D-Pennsylvania, and Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania.

"As the attempted terrorist attack on Times Square showed us again, our enemies today are even more willing than the Nazis or fascists were to kill innocent civilian Americans," Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, told reporters. "Our enemies today are stateless actors who don't wear uniforms and plot against Americans abroad and here in the United States."

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  1. Shawn Sipos

    well it sounds like the right thing, but have the discussed on where there going to put them at, or in prison where the tax payers have to pay for tese idiots!

    May 6, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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