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Attorneys general urge stricter vetting, removal of foreign students supporting terrorism amid rise in campus antisemitism

A group of Republican attorneys general are pushing for the Biden administration to revoke student visas for those who are found to have endorsed terrorism or provided support for terrorist organizations amid a wave of antisemitic incidents on college campuses.

Nineteen attorneys general sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas earlier this month to renew the vetting of foreign student visa holders and to remove any who endorsed or espoused terrorist activity.

College campuses across the country have seen a rise in antisemitic incidents, including threats to Jewish students, along with sympathizing with Hamas, the terrorist group responsible for the Oct. 7 attack on Israel that has sparked a war. Anti-Jewish hate crimes have also risen sharply to “historic” levels, FBI director Christopher Wray has testified to Congress.

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