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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