Saturday, January 28, 2017
Surprised that the GOP Congressman from Michigan attacking Trump Executive order on refugees is an Arab
Surprised that the GOP Congressman from Michigan attacking Trump Executive order on refugees is an Arab? Born in Grand Rapids, and raised in Kentwood, Amash is a second-generation Arab-American of Palestinian Christian and Syrian Greek Orthodox descent. His father, Attallah, is a Palestinian business owner, whose family emigrated to the United States in 1956 through the sponsorship of a Christian pastor and his family. His mother, Mimi, is a Syrian immigrant to the United States. "Amash voted against the reauthorization of the Patriot Act, favored a measure to repeal indefinite detention, and opposed reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act.