AHA Condemns Executive Order Restricting Entry to the United States – American Historical Association

The American Historical Association condemns the executive order issued by President Donald J. Trump on January 27 restricting entry to the United States.

Source: AHA Condemns Executive Order Restricting Entry to the United States – American Historical Association

American refusal to admit refugees was during the 1930s, when Jews and others fled Nazi Germany. A combination of hostility toward a particular religious group combined with suspicions of disloyalty and potential subversion by supposed radicals anxious to undermine our democracy contributed to exclusionist administrative procedures that slammed shut the doors on millions of refugees.

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