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Thursday, March 22, 2018

America’s Long History Of Anti-Refugee Policies

American presidents have periodically curtailed the entry of individuals or groups in the name of national security. Such measures invariably have proven controversial, often unleashing a fiery public debate about the relative merits of protecting the homeland at the cost of undermining our values.

February 28, 2017
Trump on refugees

Trump Tweets Photoshopped Anti-Refugee Cartoon

Despite the vicious fighting taking place in Syria, Donald Trump and his right-wing Twitter cabinet haven’t budged on their proposal to cut off refugee resettlement from the war-torn country.

April 8, 2016
Albany NY State Capitol New York

Republicans Introduce A Bill To Monitor Refugees Who Settle In New York

Last week, a Republican New York state senator introduced a bill that would make it legal to register and monitor refugees entering the state. The move was opposed by refugee advocacy groups, who called the proposed legislation “heinous” and that it only stigmatized refugees further.

March 21, 2016

Fleeing Syria: A Family Is Lucky To Be In California, But Life Is Far From Easy

This is the family’s third week living in two cramped rooms at the American Inn & Suites, and their third week in America. Refugees from Syria who fled a comfortable life in the suburbs of Damascus, they’re trying to make sense of this strange first chapter of their new life.

December 5, 2015