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Prioritizing religious-minority refugees not unjust

By Terry Mattingly

This article was published February 11, 2017 at 1:52 a.m.

The late 1980s were dark times for Jews trying to flee persecution in the fading Soviet Union.

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RBear says... February 11, 2017 at 12:12 p.m.

Once again, trotting this out like it's okay misses so many key constitutional points. No one is arguing that it's just, but wouldn't accepting any refugee be considered just? Since when did religion become a test for extending compassion? I completely agree that those minority Muslim religions are being persecuted at the hands of ISIL, but they persecute ANYONE who is not of their ilk.
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The key point of the EO that everyone seems to overlook is that it does prioritize religion which runs afoul of our Constitution's Establishment Clause. Trump and his team have realized that and most likely will remove it. The problem is people like Mattingly don't and keep pushing a flawed position.

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