DHS Has Brutal News for Foreign Students Suspended for Anti-Israel Activities

DHS Has Brutal News for Foreign Students Suspended for Anti-Israel Activities

Foreign students suspended by their colleges for participating in anti-Israel protests may face deportation, as stated by the Department of Homeland Security.

As Jewish citizens mark Passover, U.S. universities have become centers for violent anti-Semitic rhetoric and protests condemning Israel's response to a Hamas attack on Oct. 7. Some colleges have taken disciplinary action against students involved in these protests.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a division of DHS, explained that a suspension could lead to deportation consequences, as reported by Fox News on Monday.

An HSI representative emphasized the impact of suspension on a student's academic progress as a critical factor.

"A temporary suspension, even if deemed final for a student, does not necessarily imply that the student would fail to meet 'normal progress' in their course of study," the representative stated.

"If a student faces suspension, DHS must have grounds to believe that the student would be unable to maintain normal progress in their studies," the representative added.

"In the event that a suspension warrants such a decision, DHS would initiate removal proceedings, in coordination with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, on a case-by-case basis."

The decision would be determined by an immigration judge and may not always result in the student's deportation, the representative noted, pointing out that most visa revocations lead to entry bans rather than immediate deportation.

Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee proposed a more direct approach.

"Deport all foreign students in the USA supporting Hamas immediately," she stated in a Monday post on X. "Additionally, federal student loans should be revoked for any American student arrested for supporting Hamas."

Amid ongoing protests, Chabad at Yale University highlighted the courage in celebrating Passover, according to The Jerusalem Post.

"We firmly believe that the most effective response to hate and anti-Semitism on campus is to recommit to Jewish engagement with joy and conviction," the group expressed.

"Passover reminds us to advocate for freedom and oppose ideological conformity in all forms. Let us be bold and steadfast, looking forward to celebrating in Jerusalem next year," they added.

Yale Chabad also addressed the escalating violence in protests, expressing concern for the safety of Jewish students.

"This unfortunate incident should not come as a surprise. Calls for 'one solution, intifada revolution' and a 'global intifada,' alongside open support for Hamas, have become routine in protests," they stated. "We urge Yale to take immediate action to ensure a safe environment for Jewish students."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the "anti-Semitic mobs" on U.S. campuses operating without consequences.

"The situation on America's college campuses is appalling," he remarked, as reported by the New York Post.

"It's unacceptable. It must be halted and unequivocally denounced," he insisted. "While some university leaders have responded appropriately, more action is needed from state, local, and federal officials."

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