U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power speaks at the U.S. Institute of Peace


From Think Progress:

In a speech delivered at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power chided wealthy nations for using terrorism fears to justify their reluctance to admit more refugees into their countries.

“Ignorance and prejudice make for bad advisors,” Power said in her prepared remarks, noting that 31 U.S. governors reacted to the terrorist attacks in Paris, France last year by refusing to resettle Syrian refugees in their states. “Yet that is what is driving the ill-informed and biased reactions we have seen to these and other attacks from some in our country.” 

More than 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes as of last year due to conflict, persecution, or political and economic insecurity.

You can read Ambassador Power's demolishing of Trumpish thinking about Refugees at Think Progress.

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