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US Holocaust Museum Official Suggests Admitting Hundreds of Millions of Immigrants


31 May 2018

THE JEWISH VOICE — A prominent staff member at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is urging the Trump administration to admit all immigrants from “violence-stricken countries” — which potentially could mean taking in hundreds of millions of people from around the world.

In the Washington Post’s online edition this week, Rebecca Erbelding, a staff historian at the museum who is often quoted as one of its spokespeople, wrote: “The overriding American priority should be admitting refugees from violence-stricken countries, and sooner rather than later — a lesson of the Holocaust that Trump is ignoring. “

During his final year in office, President Barack Obama authorized the admission of 110,000 refugees annually. President Donald Trump admitted 53,000 last year. […]

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