Tulsi Gabbard’s Legislation to Send Muslims to the Back of the Refugee Line

Two months before Democratic Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard voted to make it virtually impossible for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to come to the U.S., she introduced discriminatory legislation that would have prioritized certain refugees over others on the basis of religion.

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H.Res.435 — “Recognizing the persecution of religious and ethnic minorities, especially Christians and Yezidis, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as Daesh, and calling for the immediate prioritization of accepting refugees from such communities” — would have sent Sunni Muslim refugees from Iraq and Syria to the back of the line by putting Christians and other persecuted religious minorities first. Republican Presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, and Donald Trump also embraced this reactionary idea and soon the country was debating whether or not to ban Syrian refugees or just Muslims.

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No wonder Breitbart’s Steve Bannon “loves” Tulsi Gabbard. She takes Trumpian positions often before Trump does.

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