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New Immigration Law change seeks exclusion of Sharia Law

Rep. Tom Tancredo

New immigration law change adds conditions for immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. Foreswearing advocacy of Sharia Law to become an additional condition for visa and citizenship. Tennessee legislator co-sponsors anti-sharia law legislation.

During the 110th Congress, Rep. Tom Tancredo, (R-CO) introduced HR 6975, known as the Jihad Prevention Act. He introduced this legislation shortly after the United Kingdom voted to isanction the inclusion of Sharia Law into the English Law system. Tancredo’s bill would require aliens to attest that they will not advocate installing a Sharia Law System in the United States. This declaration would be required of all aliens seeking entry to the United States either via citizenship, naturalization or visa. This stipulation would be added to requirements already in place for all aliens seeking to enter our country. Tennessee Rep. Zach Wamp, (R-3rd US District) has signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill. The bill is still before the Judiciary Committee.

The text of the bill is listed below.

HR 6975 IH; 110th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 6975

To require aliens to attest that they will not advocate installing a Sharia law system in the United States as a condition for admission, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 18, 2008

Mr. TANCREDO introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To require aliens to attest that they will not advocate installing a Sharia law system in the United States as a condition for admission, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Jihad Prevention Act’.

SEC. 2. INELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION FOR ALIENS FAILING TO MAKE ATTESTATION.

    Section 212(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

`(G) SHARIA LAW SYSTEM- Any alien who fails to attest, in accordance with procedures specified by the Secretary of Homeland Security, that the alien will not advocate installing a Sharia law system in the United States is inadmissible.’.

SEC. 3. REVOCATION OF VISAS.

    Section 221(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1201(i)) is amended by adding at the end the following: `The visa of any alien advocating the installation of a Sharia law system in the United States shall be revoked.’.

SEC. 4. REVOCATION OF NATURALIZATION.

    Section 340(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1451(a)) is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following: `Advocating the installation of a Sharia law system in the United States shall constitute a ground for revocation of a person’s naturalization under this subsection.’
Rep. Zach Wamp, TN-R
Rep. Zach Wamp, TN-R

Awareness of the legislation being introduced by our legislators is vital to the people’s ability to monitor and critique that government. Congressman Zach Wamp is a Tennessee legislator. For more information on this bill or to express your concerns, position, contact him at his Washington, DC office: Rep. Zach Wamp; 1436 Longworth House Office Building; Washington, DC 20515. He can be reached on the internet at: <http://www.house.gov/wamp/contact_email.shtm>.

Other members of the Tennessee federal legislative delegation include Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Lincoln Davis. Rep. John Tanner, Rep. Bart Gordon, Rep. Steve Cohen, Rep. John Duncan, Rep. David Davis and Rep. Jim Cooper.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I can understand why the Congressman wants to pass such a law, but it seems doomed to be declared unconstitutional. I am more concerned about those who advocate violence as the tool to make changes. Peaceful advocating a change to our law does not bother me because there is no chance the Sharia Law System can be legal under present constitutional law. We have enough trouble executing murderers found guilty and who have exhausted all their appeals because of the cruel and unusual punishment clause. How could we ever actually cut off a hand for stealing a loaf of bread? And why is the Congressman so concerned with immigrants? Would it be legal for a native born citizen to advocate including the Sharia Law System, but not an naturalized citizen? Has the Congressman given any thought to the equal protection principle? The Sharia Law System is not a clear and present danger; Terrorist are a clear and present danger regardless of their religious view point. The Congressman should find a better way to use his time and forget about controlling peaceful advocacy.

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