Lieberman introduces bill to strip American terrorists of citizenship

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Joe Lieberman introducing bill to strip suspected terrorists’ citizenship
By Rachel Weiner

A day after suggesting that U.S. citizenship laws should be changed to strip American terrorists of
their nationality, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has introduced legislation to do just that. His bill amends existing law that revokes the citizenship of any American who joins a foreign military.

“I’m now putting together legislation [so that] any individual American citizen who is found to be involved in a foreign terrorist organization, as defined by the Department of State, would be deprived of their citizenship rights,” Lieberman told reporters Tuesday. “If you have joined an enemy of the United States in attacking the United States to try to kill Americans I think you sacrifice your rightsof citizenship.”

Lieberman plans to move the legislation as a standalone measure, according to aides.

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