A Refugee Wins in Trump’s America

Former refugee from Afghanistan, Safiya Wazir, beat out anti-immigrant incumbent Dick Patten in New Hampshire.

Wazir ran on a platform advocating for affordable housing, education equality, and the expansion of Medicaid.

Patten ran on an anti-immigration platform.

Wazir beat him handily with 329 votes to his paltry 143, and will go on to represent the people of Concord, New Hampshire.

Hopefully we can take this as a sign that the administration’s anti-immigrant sentiment hasn’t completely overrun this nation.


Wazir is an American citizen.

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