ACLU Comment on Efforts to Restrict Refugee Resettlement to US
NEW YORK — Following the attacks in Paris, some U.S. governors and federal lawmakers have moved to restrict the planned resettlement of Syrian refugees to the United States.
Cecillia Wang, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said:
“Some politicians have attempted to fabricate a link between the tragedy in Paris and the resettlement of Syrian refugees to the United States. Making policy based on this fear mongering is wrong for two reasons. It is factually wrong for blaming refugees for the very terror they are fleeing, and it is legally wrong because it violates our laws and the values on which our country was founded.”
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