Colorado Will Continue to Accept Refugees
Following the attack on Paris on Friday, that left a death toll of 129 and 352 people injured, a slew of governors across the nation have responded by stating they will no longer accept Syrian refugees in their states.
These states include:
Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker took to social media today with his stance.
As did Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal
With raised security concerns pertaining to ISIS, the recent attack in Paris, France as well as an attack list of cities in the United States, in my opinion is somewhat understandable. The security and safety should be of the utmost importance in the eyes of our nation’s leaders in a time where uncertainty and the possibility of an attack lurking in the shadows.
According to an article on the Coloradoan, Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper has said that “We will work with the federal government and Homeland Security to ensure the national verification processes for refugees are as stringent as possible. We can protect our security and provide a place where the world’s most vulnerable can rebuild their lives.”
What are your thoughts on this situation? Should Colorado continue to accept Syrian refugees in a time like this or should our state and the rest of the United States follow suit and suspend accepting refugees for the time being?