We reported yesterday that more than a dozen U.S. governors issued statements refusing Syrian refugees in their states. By the end of the day, that number had grown to 27.
CNN reported late yesterday more than half the nation's governors --- 27 states --- say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states.
Following the attacks in Paris --- and the revelation that at least one of the alleged suspects entered Europe as a Syrian refugee --- some U.S. leaders are awakening to the very real possibility of the same thing happening in America.
As many as 1,500 Syrian refugees have been accepted into the United States since 2011, but the Obama administration plans to let 85,000 Syrians enter next year. The administration also revealed it will take 12 to 18 months to vet these refugees after they enter the U.S.
Should they enter the U.S., the red carpet will be rolled out for them. Assistance will include transportation, a home, furniture, money, education and healthcare.
Naturally, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Monday, "Defeating ISIS involves projecting American ideals to the world. Governors who reject those fleeing war and persecution abandon our ideals and instead project our fears to the world."
While the final authority over who enters the U.S. rests with the federal government, governors and states can and should make the acceptance of Syrian refugees as difficult as possible by voicing their opposition.
If you'd like to add your voice to those demanding the government keep America safe, here are several ways to get involved:
1. Call your governor.
3. Sign Ben Carson's petition to Keep American Safe.
4. Sign the Petition2Congress Syrian Refugees petition.
Listen below to Glenn's discussion from radio Tuesday.
Featured Image: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. PHOTO: REUTERS