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Human Rights Column: Do Refugees Have Rights?

August 23, 2018
<i>Human Rights Column:</i> Do Refugees Have Rights?

The distinction between “illegitimate” migrants fleeing poverty and “legitimate” refugees escaping political persecution originated during the Cold War to bolster the anti-communist aggression of U.S. and Western governments. Today, it’s used to justify some of the greatest atrocities of our times.
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