Overly Broad U.S. Law Turns Away Syrian Refugees

Posted on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 16:06 pm

HIAS' Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy Melanie Nezer discusses how the U.S.'s "material support" law unfairly categorizes Syrian refugees as terrorists in this article from philly.com. The law applies even to those who provide non-violent aid—such as a "bowl of rice or a few dollars"—to the rebel groups that the U.S. is actively supporting.

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