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Will the US Choose to Be on the Right Side of History and Welcome Climate Refugees?

, Deputy director, Climate & Energy

How the US and the world respond to the growing global refugee crisis will be a defining moral issue for this generation. And understanding how climate change will impact the future flow of refugees and displaced persons is one of the most important challenges we face today. Read more >

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President Trump’s Attacks on Immigrants Impoverish Science and Weaken America

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

The severe and racist changes to immigration imposed on the United States by President Trump should be denounced and resisted by all who care about science and democracy.

Science thrives on diversity. Immigration is the foundation of America’s unparalleled scientific leadership. It also enriches our lives across the board, from culture and the arts to entrepreneurship to reducing the federal deficit. Read more >

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Refugees are LESS Likely to Be Terrorists, and Xenophobia Hurts Democracy

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

The decision on whether and on what conditions to accept refugees is a policy one. But that decision should take into account evidence, and not be based on bombast or uninformed fear. The exclusion of an entire group of people based on religion or ethnicity or national origin cannot be justified by the evidence, is morally disgraceful and un-American, and ultimately plays into the hands of ISIS. Read more >

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