Michael Moore: I’ll House Syrian Refugees
Michael Moore is taking a stand against the anti-Muslim hysteria that is engulfing the United States. Moore, famous for several left-wing documentaries, has announced his willingness to house Syrian refugees.
“I look forward to welcoming Syrians to my home and I wholeheartedly encourage other Americans to do the same,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
“I will contact the State Department to let them know I am happy to provide a safe haven to any Syrian refugee couple approved by the Obama administration’s vetting procedures, in which I have full faith and trust,” Moore said.
“By the way, my 700-sq. ft. apartment in northern Michigan is a little small, but it’s got cable, Wi-Fi and a new dishwasher,” the filmmaker quipped of his abode in Traverse City, Mich.
“Also, no haters live on my floor. Stop by any time for a hot chocolate this winter.”
The Hill reports:
Governors of more than two-dozen states have expressed opposition to resettling Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris. The House on Thursday approved legislation aimed at strengthening the vetting process for the refugees to ensure that terrorists can’t slip into the United States.
Moore criticized Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.) for opposing the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Michigan, calling it “anti-American.”
“Your action is not only disgraceful, it is, as you know, unconstitutional (only the president has the legal right to decide things like this),” he wrote.
“I’m disappointed in you, Governor Snyder, for your heartless and un-Christian actions, and for joining with at least 25 other governors (all but one a Republican) who’ve decided to block legal Syrian refugees from coming into their states,” the “Fahrenheit 9/11” auteur added.
“Fortunately, I’m an American and not a Republican. Governor, count me out of whatever you think it means to be a Michigander.”
Snyder last weekend said his state was not accepting displaced Syrians until the Department of Homeland Security reviewed its screening procedures.
“Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration,” he said in a statement. “But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”
More than half of the nation’s governors soon followed suit.
President Obama has repeatedly vowed that the U.S. will move forward with plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees by next year.
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