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Responding to anti-refugee messages after the Paris attacks

Updated Nov 23, 2015

In the wake of the tragic attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant targeting of refugees has multiplied in the media and among elected officials. This backlash has deep roots in the organized anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements in the United States. These organizations, and their leaders and allies, foster fear and engage in scapegoating in the service of their bigoted agenda to maintain a white majority in the United States.

These movements of organized hate have successfully injected their messages into the mainstream, and must be strongly and urgently opposed.

The Center for New Community has created a set of resources to support organizations and individuals in pushing back against anti-refugee messages during this critical moment.

Messaging Support: 

Responding to anti-refugee messages in the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks

Defending refugee rights: background and messaging

Organized Hate:

Background on Mark Krikorian, anti-immigrant witness for House Judiciary hearing on Syrian refugee admissions

After Paris, ACT! for America ramps up attacks on refugees

Tracking the Opposition:

Responses to Paris attacks from anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim organizations

Calls to suspend Syrian refugee resettlement by elected officials after Paris attacks

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