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ADL Chief: History Will Frown on Trump’s Heartless Attack on Refugees

ADL Chief: History Will Frown on Trump’s Heartless Attack on Refugees

We must stand up to remind the Trump Administration and the world – once we were strangers, too. And we must do better.

Opinion - commentary -analysisJonathan A. Greenblatt – Haaretz

History will look back on this as a sad week in the United States of America — as the week that the president turned his back on people fleeing for their lives, in defiance of a proud promise indelibly inscribed on the Statue of Liberty that America will provide safe harbour to the world’s “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

President Trump signed an executive order on Friday to stop refugee admissions for at least several months, including shutting the door to all Syrian refugees; drastically reduce the annual cap on refugee admissions to 50,000 annually; and temporarily bar even visitation to the United States of America from some Muslim majority countries.   Continue reading

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