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05 Aug 2019

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Where would Australia be if we listened to Trump on refugees?

Known as ‘the squad’, the congresswomen President Trump targeted are all from diverse backgrounds. He reserved the worst of his remarks for Rep. Ilhan Omar, who came to America as a child refugee from Somalia and was singled out at a campaign rally days later.

The rally crowd’s responding chant to “send her back” was chilling – and a sentiment that has increasingly crept into our own mainstream discourse in Australia, thanks to the likes of Pauline Hanson and Fraser Anning normalising fringe ideas.

Click here to read this opinion piece from SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis in full on Women’s Agenda.

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