Event: Refugees wrongly categorized as “terrorists”

More than 5,000 people who have already passed the difficult test to prove they are refugees living peacefully in the United States — as well as untold numbers of refugees who remain in dangerous situations abroad — will spend this holiday season wrongly categorized by the U.S. government as “terrorists.” They are stuck in limbo, separated from their families. There are an untold numbers of refugees abroad who are not able to flee danger because of these false labels. Watch a debate on how to fix the problem: Human Rights First, conservative thinkers, religious leaders, and other human rights advocates are calling on the Obama Administration to end the bureaucratic delays and the needless suffering of law-abiding people and their families already victimized by persecution. At this event, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino joined an impressive group of speakers, including Kevin Appleby of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Galen Carey of the National Association of Evangelicals, Barrett Duke of the Southern Baptist Convention, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Michael Horowitz of Hudson Institute, and Melanie Nezer of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

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Published on December 20, 2010

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