U.S. immigration laws legitimately bar individuals who have engaged in or supported terrorist acts from winning asylum. However, due to the overly broad “terrorism” provisions in U.S. immigration laws, thousands of legitimate refugees and asylum seekers – who pose no danger to the United States and who have committed no acts of wrongdoing – have been labeled “terrorists”. As a result, they are denied the protection they need or are unable to obtain permanent residence or reunite with their spouses or children.
Refugees Mislabeled as Terrorists
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Faith-Based and Human Rights Groups Call on Administration to Stop Mislabeling Refugees as Terrorists
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