One of the world’s most prominent aid organizations is opening up President Trump‘s childhood home to refugees.
According to The Huffington Post, Oxfam rented the house in Queens, New York, using Airbnb. Now four people fleeing conflict and persecution in Syria, Somalia, and Vietnam live there.
In a video posted this Monday, the house’s new residents shared their versions of the American Dream while giving interviews inside the house that Trump reportedly lived in until he was 4-years-old.
From The Huffington Post:
Shannon Scribner, acting director for Oxfam America’s humanitarian department, said the video is intended to “send a message to Trump but also world leaders that they need to do more to help refugees.”
The stunt comes amid fierce debate over Trump’s orders to ban refugees and people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
Ahead of President Trump's speech to the UN, we welcomed #refugees to his childhood home to tell their stories: https://t.co/6CNYi4SWE7 pic.twitter.com/qrVTE4SATY
— OxfamAmerica (@OxfamAmerica) September 18, 2017
On their website, Oxfam says that it has “never been more important for Americans to use their voice to let their government know that refugees are welcome here.”
“A cornerstone of the founding values of the U.S. was to offer oppressed people refuge from violence and persecution. Now as Americans we must open our minds, hearts, and communities to vulnerable refugees who are seeking a safe place to call home.”
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