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Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) continues to denounce the danger of the FARC in Washington, not only as a threat for Colombia but also for the United States. Today, along with Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), she introduced the No Foreign Adversarial Residents in our Communities Act (No FARC Act).
The goal of the No FARC Act is to deny visas to those who belong or have belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). This bill comes after the Biden administration’s decision to remove the FARC from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Salazar called this decision “a slap in the face for the Colombian people”.
“As someone who lived in Colombia, I am all too aware of the threats posed by FARC. I am proud to join Rep. Salazar in our shared commitment to standing with the Colombian people and Colombian government against the Marxist narco-terrorists who want to overthrow the democratically elected government,” Rep. Crenshaw said of the bill.
Meanwhile, Salazar noted that “as the Congresswoman from Florida’s 27th district, I represent a large Colombian-American community. Many of them saw their loved ones murdered and were forced to flee during FARC’s reign of terror (…) We cannot reward these atrocities by allowing terrorists to vacation in our communities. If the Biden Administration will not hold them accountable, then Congress must act.”
Rep. Crenshaw, far from the false narrative that Colombia lives in peace after the Havana Agreement, expressed that he strongly disagrees with the Biden administration’s decision to remove the FARC from the list of foreign terrorist organizations and has said that the “remnants of the organization continue to wage war against the Colombian people.”
In the same vein, Rep. Salazar noted that FARC is a Marxist terrorist group and that “since 2019 alone, FARC has committed over 300 terrorist attacks in Colombia.”
Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editor-in-chief of El American. Economist. Podcaster. Political and economic analysis of America. Colombian exile in the United States // Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editora en jefe de El American. Economista. Podcaster. Análisis político y económico de América. Colombiana exiliada en EE. UU.