Immigration Law

Dept. of Irony: Refugees Invited By Charity Make Themselves At Home In Trump's Childhood Abode

Amy Held, NPR, Sept. 19, 2017 - "A welcome mat was literally rolled out for refugees resettled in the U.S. at a somewhat unexpected locale Saturday: President Trump's childhood home.

In a very pointed message, international charity Oxfam invited four refugees from three countries to spend the day at the Queens, N.Y., home where Trump spent his earliest years.

"Oxfam hosted refugees at President Trump's childhood home to declare that all people, refugees included, have the right to a safe place to call home," Shannon Scribner, Oxfam America's acting director for humanitarian programs and policy said in a press release.

The Tudor-style home, photos of Trump displayed throughout, had been available for rent through Airbnb since this summer. Oxfam booked the house for the day at a cost of $725, spokeswoman Lauren Hartnett told NPR."