To: Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Restore Syrian Refugee Program in Michigan!
We call on Governor Snyder to restore Michigan's commitment to resettlement for Syrian refugees and to comply with the Refugee Act of 1980, under which the President has the power to admit refugees who face "persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion" into the United States.
Why is this important?
Blaming the victims will not bring back those who have died nor will it make us safer. Blaming the victims will create more of the desperation that violent fanatics feed on. Blaming the victims limits our capacity to take thoughtful strategic action to address the real danger.