With more than 60 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, the world is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. All too often, in place of compassion and open arms, refugees have been met with hateful rhetoric and closed doors.
The House Oversight and Governement Reform Committee held hearings on "Criminal Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland Security." ADL wrote to the Committee that demonizing all immigrants for the alleged criminal acts of a few is not only misguided but also dangerous.
ADL has joined with other civil rights, faith-based, advocacy, immigrant rights and refugee organizations to send all Members of Congress a message each day: at a time when anti-immigrant--and by extension anti-Muslim and anti-Latino--sentiment has reached a fever pitch, we stand united with our neighbors and friends in the American Muslim community, the immigrant community, and other vulnerable and oft-targeted communities.
Recently, anti-immigrant rhetoric has reached a fever pitch. Immigrants and refugees have been portrayed as murderers and rapists, people have claimed that terrorists are infiltrating the U.S. through the border, and there have been calls to build a wall along the border. Learn the myths and facts about immigrants, refugees and immigration.