Welcome to South Carolina…unless you’re a refugee

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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.

This South Carolina anti-refugee bill is a xenophobic policy promoted by a fear-mongering few; it is thoroughly un-American. In her Republican Address to the Nation, Gov. Nikki Haley (R.) said, “During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation.” The governor needs to hold to her word and pledge to veto S. 997.

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