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November 25, 2015

Advocacy Groups Send Letter Urging Support for Syrian Refugees

Thirty-eight advocacy groups on Tuesday sent a letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan calling on him to welcome Syrian refugees to the state and trust the federal vetting process for the individuals.

Hogan (R) last week said he would ask the Obama administration to stop sending such refugees to the state “until the U.S. government can provide appropriate assurances that refugees from Syria pose no threat to public safety."

His decision came days after the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people on Nov. 13. More than two dozen governors, mostly Republicans, have said they will not allow Syrian refugees into their states due to concerns that Islamic State terrorists could pose as displaced persons to enter the country.

Click here to read the full article by Josh Hicks on The Washington Post.

These activities are an essential part of to push back against the anti-muslim and anti-refugee sentiment on the rise.

Please send any local activities, sign on letters, or actions you’ve been a part of to welcome Syrian refugees to nandersen@cwsglobal.org.

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