Hamas Remains Designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Under the INA

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On November 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of State published its determination in the Federal Register (FR) that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas and other aliases) will continue to be designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization as defined in section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In the notice, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that he concluded that the circumstances that formed the basis of Hamas's designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization “have not changed in such a manner as to warrant revocation of the designation and that the national security of the United States does not warrant a revocation of the designation.”

You may read the FR notice at 82 FR 52764 here: [PDF version].