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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.

15,277 Signed 20,000 Needed
 

To Governor Nikki Haley:

Do not allow S. 997 to become law. It is a xenophobic policy promoted by a fearmongering few – and it is thoroughly un-American. In your Republican Address to the Nation, you reminded us that, “During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation.” Resist this temptation now – pledge to veto S. 997.

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