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Welcome Refugees! America Is Happy To Have You!

The American majority welcomes refugees, and will do what we can to make sure that our government gives them the help you deserve. America is happy to add refugees to our multicultural community of human progress. […]

Bob Goodlatte Talks Like There’s A Terrorism Crisis, Acts Like We Need An Oil Change

The day after Goodlatte sent a letter to the President warning that Syrian refugee Islamic State terrorists are poised to exploit every single opportunity to attack the United States, in a bloody onslaught that will devastate our country from coast to coast, Goodlatte has closed up his committee, left Washington D.C., and is preparing to settle in with his family tomorrow for a peaceful Thanksgiving turkey dinner followed by a nice long nap. Crisis? I don’t think so. […]

The 47 Gutless Democrats Who Caved In To Republican Xenophobia, Obstructing Help To Victims Of The Islamic State

Take note, Democratic voters. These craven Democratic politicians do not deserve your votes. They have surrendered to the Republican agenda of fear. […]

Vote Freedom Over Fear. Elect Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders speaks loudly, against fear, to defend freedom in the face of Republicans’ efforts to undermine our Constitution. Take a stand with Sanders. […]

Ted Cruz Exploits Fear of Terrorism to Promote His Religious Vision for America

There have been zero Syrian refugees who have participated in terrorist attacks in the United States, but Ted Cruz wants to force Syrian refugees to prove that they are Christians before they are helped by the USA. […]

Ben Carson Can’t Locate The Borders He Says We Have To Control

Ben Carson likes to talk about strong borders. Although the American invasion and occupation of Iraq, which Ben Carson supported, began a cascade of effects that led a devastating civil war in Syria, Carson wants to turn back refugees from that war who are seeking help. Carson wants to change American law so that Syrian […]

We Do It Anyway

As you’re probably aware, Republican Party governors across the United States are declaring that they don’t want any Syrian refugees coming into their states because there might be a secret terrorist sneaking in among them, posing as a refugee.

It’s tempting to try to find empirical evidence to the contrary, to consult profiles of refugees […]

Church Opens Doors to Refugees: Michele Bachmann Calls it “Tragic Stupidity”

A church in Oberhausen, Germany has decided to open its doors and house refugees within its walls. Members of the church will not only welcome 50 refugees into their space to live while they seek more permanent shelter, but are also setting up bathroom and laundry facilities in the church square.

Some people might call […]

Countering Xenophobia, London Pro-Refugee Demonstration Looks to be Huge

On Saturday, September 12, a rally will be held in London to show support for refugees escaping conflict and arriving in Europe.

Two days ago, 30,000 people were expected to attend.

By yesterday, the count of registered attendees reached 62,000.

This morning, as I began writing this post, 80,000 people had committed to attend the […]

Are the Racists Right? Is Minneapolis More Violent Since Somali Immigrants Arrived? The Answer Rhymes With “Fell, Snow.”

The blog “Stuff Black People Don’t Like” has made an incendiary accusation about Somali immigrants to Minneapolis, Minnesota:

“None of these Somalis in any city of the United States should be in the country, if the government was actually concerned with creating a strong future for the nation’s actual citizens. It is not. Minneapolis once […]

Fact Check Update: is Lewiston, Maine Crime-Ridden since the 2001 arrival of Somali Immigrants?

Since I’ve moved to Maine, I’ve encountered a lot of friendly people, but I’ve also heard many derogatory comments about the supposed criminality of Somali immigrants who began arriving in Lewiston, Maine in the year 2001. Last year, I decided to check the claim that Somalis had brought crime to Lewiston against the observed crime […]