“They went through terror themselves, so I couldn’t imagine them inflicting that on anyone else.”
(Barbara Smith, former Catholic Refugee Agency employee, told the court)
Again and again, I hear from citizen activists who tell me that their local refugee advocates/contractors or interfaith groups are spreading the tall tale that refugees admitted to the US have no record of committing crimes. I know it is preposterous, but they continue to spread the lie.
To give them the benefit of the doubt, maybe they really don’t know the truth because in fact the mainstream media has gone out of its way to not report refugee crimes on a national level. Yes, local TV and print media do report the crimes, but rarely have these stories made it to even the cable networks.
So, because there is no central clearing house of refugee crimes/terror arrests etc., I’ll try to re-cap…
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