Amy Goodman

Why Refugees Slept In Trump's Childhood Home (Now Airbnb)

2017-09-19T08:30:07-07:00

This past weekend, a surprising gathering took place at President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, New York. The home is now an Airbnb. On Saturday, the international humanitarian and development organization Oxfam America rented out the home for refugees to spend the day there sharing their stories of home, resistance and life in the United States. This comes as The New York Times reports that President Trump is now considering whether to further reduce the number of refugees allowed into the United States to fewer than 50,000. For more, we speak with Eiman Ali, a refugee whose family fled Somalia in the 1990s and eventually settled in the United States. She spent this weekend inside Trump’s childhood home in Queens. We also speak with Isra Chaker, the refugee campaign leader for Oxfam America.

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