The international anti-poverty organization Oxfam rented the house in Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, and invited refugees to the residence to share their experiences with journalists.
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People shared their stories to draw attention to the refugee crisis just as the United Nations convenes this week. President Donald Trump will be in attendance and make a speech at the meeting.
The Tudor-style home was built in 1940 by Trump’s father, Fred Trump. The house served as the Republican president’s home until the age of four, when he and his family moved to a larger house in the area, reports CNBC.
In March, the residence was sold for $2.14 million in auction to an anonymous bidder, which far surpassed the $1.39 million paid by real estate developer Michael Davis when he bought the home in December.
“Not much has been changed since the Trumps lived here, the kitchen is original and the opulent furnishings represent the style and affluence in which the Trumps would have lived. This is a unique and special opportunity to stay in the home of a sitting president,” the Airbnb listing for the home reads.
Earlier this year, Trump’s administration issued travel bans on those coming from six Muslim-majority countries, and all refugees. Despite the ban being challenged extensively in court, the Supreme Court allowed the policy on refugees to temporarily remain in place. Justices will not hear arguments on the bans until October.
Recently, Trump also discarded the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) initiative that allowed 800,000 young people brought to the United States illegally by their parents to live and work legally in the United States through two-year renewable work permits.