Syrian Refugees and America’s Long History of Selective Immigration Policy

On November 13, 2015, Yazidi refugees In Derek, Syria, react to news that their homeland of Sinjar was liberated from ISIS extremists.
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If the Senate votes yes to the American SAFE Act that Congress passed last week, it will be much more difficult for Syrian civil war refugees to come into the United States. It’s just the latest in American immigration policy shaped by xenophobia and racism.

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The hypocrisy of #AllLivesMatter

Mixed People Monday – Shannon Elizabeth

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The actress (American Pie, Scary Movie and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back) has a Syrian Lebanese father and a mother of English, Irish, German and Cherokee ancestry.

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Mixed People Monday – Teri Hatcher | No More Race

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“The actress, best known for her role on “Desperate Housewives,” comes from a father who was of Welsh and Choctaw Native American ancestry and her mother was of French, German and Syrian Ancestry.”
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Her Majesty Queen Noor (Syrian, Swedish, English)

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Her Majesty Queen Noor (Syrian, Swedish, English) [Jordanian (Born in America)]

 

Known as: Queen Dowager of Jordan (Queen Consort of Jordan from 1987-1999; Widow of King Hussein; Chairs the King Hussein Foundation and the Noor Al Hussein Foundation; President of the United World Colleges movement; Advocate of the Global Zero anti-nuclear weapons proliferation campaign)

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