Americans Are Bridging Partisan Divides to Welcome Afghan Refugees
September 24, 2021
In our age of hyperpartisanship and polarization, we often forget the strength and symbolism in the national motto adopted by Congress and added to the Great Seal of the United States in 1782: E pluribus unum: Out of many, one.
We reflect on the phrase today because, in the wake of the 20-year war in Afghanistan and the arrival of many thousands of Afghan refugees on our shores, we believe it’s more important than ever. And, we give thanks for the millions of Americans — regardless of political or religious affiliation — who are helping resettle and welcome Afghan refugees into their communities and homes.
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