VICTORY! Being A Refugee Doesn't Make You A Criminal
Update (5/19/16): Together, we did not let S. 997 pass. Before it even got to Governor Haley’s desk, South Carolina’s House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on the bill. We showed that our collective strength can stop xenophobic legislation in its tracks.
Refugees who come to this country seeking a safe home for their families won’t find it in South Carolina. At least, not if South Carolina lawmakers have their way.
They’re trying to pass S. 997 – a bill that, if passed, would immediately turn refugees into suspected criminals.
It would require law enforcement to investigate refugees – even after they’re vetted by FBI, the National Counterterrorism Center, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, and the U.N.
This is not about danger or national security. This is about irrational fear and xenophobia.
Refugees need safety and protection in South Carolina – not more persecution. Add your name now to oppose S. 997.
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