#PositivelyImmigration + #PositivelyAmerican - Americans Reaching Out to Refugees Living Nearby After Election
Since the election, refugees around the United States have been been scared, confused and subject to increased anti-refugee sentiment. Hate crimes, especially anti-muslim attacks, have shot up as a result of false and misleading statements that have been perpetuated by certain politicians and media outlets. America was beginning to look like a dark and unwelcoming place for mid-eastern refugees.
Fortunately, Americans across the Untied States who live in or near the refugee-resettlement towns are letting new refugee arrivals know that they are welcome there. Since the elections, Americans have been turning out in droves to lend their support to refugee communities. Hopefully more Americans will follow their lead. Read more here.