Today’s Refugee Vote is Irresponsible, Immoral, and Betrays Our Country’s Values: Members of Congress Should Vote NO
With Upcoming House Vote on Banning Refugees from Entering U.S., Politicians Again Seek to Exploit Tragedy for Political Gain
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that would temporarily halt the resettlement of all Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States, as a political knee-jerk overreaction to last week’s attacks.
Below are remarks from Lia Parada, Legislative Director of the Alliance for Citizenship:
“It's shameful that our elected officials have chosen to exploit tragedy for cheap political gain. By issuing a knee-jerk response that would result in banning all Syrian and Iraqi refugees from settling in the country, these callous politicians are blaming an entire people for the acts of a few individuals.”
“The perpetrators behind last week’s attacks are the very people these refugees are trying to escape from, and for any American leader to turn them away and group them as the same is irresponsible, immoral, and a betrayal of our nation’s values. Instead of slamming the door on families and children fleeing violence, our Members of Congress should be doing all they can to support refugees and help them acclimate to their new lives in the United States. We urge all Members of Congress to vote NO on HR 4038, the McCaul/Hudson bill.“
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