Foreign students who were celebrating terrorism got a strong message from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: not on his watch.
Just hours after Hamas attackers attacked Israel in a way that had never been seen before, students from all over the United States marched in support of Palestine on college campuses. Before Israel responded, there were protests in support of Palestine.
Someone from NYU was caught tearing down pictures of Israelis that Hamas had taken hostage.
Around 30 student groups at Harvard said that Israel was to blame for the recent attack by Hamas terrorists that came as a surprise.
Two weeks after the attack, in which about 260 young Israelis were killed at a music event near the border with Gaza, the protests continued.
DeSantis promised to cancel visas and send back to their home countries any foreign students who supported terrorist acts or groups.
DeSantis posted on the social networking site X this week, saying, “If foreign students are actually out there applauding terrorism, I am going to revoke their visas then send them home.”
After his campaign appearance in Iowa this week, DeSantis said again that he doesn’t think outsiders should be able to celebrate terrorism within the United States.
“When the blood was not even completely dry on the Israelis that were literally massacred, you were having individuals all over America going out demonstrating in support of Hamas,” DeSantis stated. “And that’s really scary. Some of these individuals are not from the United States; they are here on student visas. It’s against my power as president to let a foreign student with a student visa celebrate terrorism. If you do, I will revoke your visa and then send you home.”
In response, former President Trump wrote a very angry message on Truth Social.
“What took place in Israel was indeed barbaric!” this month, Trump posted on TRUTH Social. “Now American universities are letting people openly hate Israel and the United States! Deans watch passively while subversive organizations call for a National Day of Resistance, rather than teaching our youth.”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) asked the Biden administration to take away the visas of people from other countries who back Hamas.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was told by Senator Tom Cotton (R. Ark.) to remove foreigners who supported Hamas after the terror attack on Israel. This includes people on student visas.
There have been more than 5,700 deaths in Gaza and Israel since the terrorist attacks by Hamas on October 7. The IDF responded by killing numerous terrorists.