WASHINGTON, DC — The tragic events of October 7 in Israel prompted Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) to introduce legislation aimed at strengthening measures against non-citizens linked to terrorist groups. This bill, co-authored with Senator Marco Rubio from Florida, has been designated as H.R. 6200, or The Terrorist Inadmissibility Codification Act.
This proposed Act seeks to broaden the scope of existing U.S. laws. It would disallow entry or continued residence in the United States for individuals associated with organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the Palestine Islamic Jihad—groups that are officially recognized as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) by the U.S. government.
Despite its introduction, the bill faces significant challenges in becoming law, given the current administration's perceived stance on such measures. The bill was introduced on November 2 and, as customary, immediately assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
Representatives Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chip Roy (TX-21), and Michael "Mike" Guest (MS-03) have lent their support as co-sponsors of the bill in the House.
Representative Pfluger has voiced strong criticism of any support within the United States for the actions of Hamas and emphasized the intent of this legislation to fortify U.S. borders against those affiliated with or supportive of terrorist activities.
He underscored the urgency for the current administration to address this issue to protect American security interests.