Eighteen mayors from across the nation signed a letter to President Barack Obama this week, urging him to import even more Syrian refugees into the United States than he had initially planned.
“We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” the mayors, all members of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition, wrote.
“Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.”
Ready to meet the mayors? I highlighted the ones whom I felt deserve extra attention:
- Ed Pawlowski, Mayor of Allentown, PA
- Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore, MD
- Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston, MA
- James Diossa, Mayor of Central Falls, RI
- Mark Kleinschmidt, Mayor of Chapel Hill, NC
- Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, IL
- Edward Terry, Mayor of Clarkston, GA
- Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH
- Domenick Stampone, Mayor of Haledon, NJ
- Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor of Hartford, CT
- Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, CA
- Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis, MN
- Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, NY
- Jose Torres, Mayor of Paterson, NJ
- William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA
- Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, NM
- Francis G. Slay, Mayor of St. Louis, MO
- Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, NY
I checked, and every fool listed above happens to be a bleeding-heart Democrat. This makes perfect sense what with the fact that no sane Republican mayor would ever sign such a letter, given the state of our economy, as well as fears about radical Islamists infiltrating our country.
Basically, these 18 Democratic mayors just betrayed their country and their constituents. Keep in mind that, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, a 49-percent plurality of voters “want the government to allow no refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries into the United States”:
Another 20% only support President Obama’s initial proposal of allowing 10,000 refugees to resettle here. Just 22% agree with the administration’s decision to allow in even more refugees, including seven percent (7%) who favor resettling 100,000 or more in this country. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
These sentiments can partly be attributed to the 72% of voters who are concerned that giving thousands of Syrians asylum poses a national security risk to the United States, with 47% who are Very Concerned. Twenty-seven percent (27%) don’t share this concern, but that includes just 10% who are Not At All Concerned.
Clearly, a host of Americans, including the mayors’ own constituents, oppose Obama bringing any Syrian refugees into America, let alone even more.
Yet these mayors signed the letter anyway …
H/T The Daily Caller