JVP Philly member Egina Manachova writes an op-ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer linking her own experience as a refugee to current policies restricting refugee placement and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries;

Because of my race and my religion, and the political climate of the time, I was fortunate to have been able to access a path to citizenship as a refugee, one that is not available for every community. Now as a citizen, I refuse to turn my back on refugees, regardless of where they are from. As a refugee, I stand with all oppressed peoples of the world regardless of who is oppressing them.

Read the whole piece here.