El-Shaawari, N. (2017, February 18). The Stories We Tell about Resettlement: Refugees, Asylum and the #MuslimBan. Savage Minds. https://savageminds.org/2017/02/18/the-stories-we-tell-about-resettlement-refugees-asylum-and-the-muslimban/
Nadia El-Shaawari highlights the extreme vetting process refugees go through in order to be considered for resettlement in the United States. However, El-Shaawari notes that the vetting process fosters the purposeful exclusion and inclusion of specific refugees, and that these decisions are made at the government level. One of the reasons for extreme vetting is to ensure that individual refugees are not a threat to society. El-Shaawari analyzes the logics that guide resettlement policies and how they impact refugees and resettlement processes. She specifically analyzes how the stories told about Muslim refugees have influenced the Muslim Ban under the Trump administration.
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