Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Rep. Ellison Statement on World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement commemorating World Refugee Day:
 
“As the world faces the largest refugee crisis since World War II, let us recognize the strength and resilience of refugees.  With so many around the world being uprooted from their homes due to famine and violence, America can and should do more to support refugees and their families in their time of greatest need.
 
“Refugees are a source of inspiration and innovation. They have been through unimaginable horrors, but still work towards a better future for their children. Embracing our refugee brothers and sisters is in line with America’s values and benefits our communities, as refugees start their own businesses, revitalize towns, and give back to the places that welcome them.
 
“Rather than closing our borders, we should be welcoming refugees to our shores. It is the right thing to do, and it is in the best interests of America as well.”