Don’t ban refugees. Ban garbage Facebook memes about refugees.


Last week, in the name of national security, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees from the U.S. indefinitely and refugees from other countries for 120 days. 

The decision has stoked widespread outrage, but two viral Facebook memes suggest people in favor of the ban are going beyond the unsubstantiated threat of terrorists entering the country as refugees to justify it. Instead, they share photos of struggling Americans to pose an emotional question: If people in the U.S. are suffering, why are we helping refugees? 

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