Discriminatory attitudes towards Muslim refugees are common in liberal democracies, and
Muslim citizens of these countries experience high rates of discrimination and social exclusion.
Uniting these two facts is the well-known phenomenon of Islamophobia. But the implications of
overlapping discrimination against citizens and non-citizens have not been given sustained
attention in the ethics of immigration literature. In this paper, I argue that liberal societies have
not only duties to discontinue refugee policies that discriminate against social groups like
Muslims, but remedial duties to citizens who are in these social groups to adopt a more
welcoming stance towards the groups that they are in. Further, I argue that a fitting way of
adopting this more welcoming stance is to give refugees in these groups preferential treatment in
asylum and resettlement.