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Governor McMaster’s refugee plan is wrong

Furman English professor Melinda Menzer takes a stand on the idea of barring refugees from the United States based on national origin. In a Greenville Journal opinion piece, Menzer, of Jewish heritage, describes the plight of her extended family members whose entry into the United States in the 1940s meant the difference between life and death. She says, “I know from my own family’s experience that restricting refugees on the basis of nationality can lead to horrible consequences. We cannot make the mistakes of the past again. I ask Gov. McMaster and President Donald J. Trump to admit refugees from all nations, regardless of what papers they have, so that they can have the home here that my great-uncle was denied.”

Last updated September 26, 2017
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