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Should accused 'citizen terrorists' lose their rights as citizens?
(CNN) – A new bill is going after the citizenship of accused terrorists. It would allow the State Department to take it away from people like the suspected Times Square bomber and others who try to attack the United States.
A bipartisan group of legislators on Thursday introduced the legislation in Congress to strip citizenship from any American found to be involved in terrorism.
If the Terrorist Expatriation Act passes, an American would lose citizenship if found to have provided material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization - as designated by the secretary of state - or participated in actions against the United States.
Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, and Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, co-sponsored the bill. An identical bill is being introduced in the House by Reps. Jason Altmire, D-Pennsylvania, and Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania.
The sponsors of the bill say it's a tool we need to fight a new war. Our Jim Acosta has the report this morning.
What do you think? Should accused citizen terrorists lose their rights as citizens? Where do we draw the line?
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