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Ted Cruz introduces Expatriate Terrorist Act to stop Americans from joining ISIS

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the Expatriate Terrorist Act on Monday. If passed, the bill would revoke U.S. citizenship from anyone fighting for or supporting ISIS.

"It is beyond time for us to secure our borders," Cruz said on the Senate floor. "As long as our border isn't secure, we're making it far too easy for terrorists to follow through on promises [to attack the United States]."

Cruz said that securing U.S. borders and stopping ISIS support in America is essential to prevent an ISIS attack on the U.S. He also accused President Obama of seeking a "utopian" agreement in Iraq instead of using military power against ISIS.

"ISIS is a study in oppression and brutality," Cruz said, as reported by The Hill. "We should take common-sense steps to make fighting for ISIS a formal renunciation of U.S. citizenship."