WAVE 3 News Editorial - November 19, 2015: Accepting Syrian Refu - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

WAVE 3 News Editorial - November 19, 2015: Accepting Syrian Refugees

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville is one of a select number of cities used by our country to resettle refugees. The vetting process before any refugees come here is substantial, taking at least a year, and final approval comes from the Department of Homeland Security.

More than three-quarters of a million refugees have come to the United States in the past 15 years and only one of them was arrested for plotting an attack on America. These people are fleeing persecution and terror, not causing it. We should continue to welcome them, regardless of where they are from.

Indiana’s governor and Kentucky’s governor-elect have joined two dozen governors who are saying Syrian refugees are unwelcome. It is legally not their call to make, although they certainly should work with the State Department and request perhaps a limited number of refugees.  

Someone fleeing a war-torn country should be welcome here. Our country is more than capable of vetting out those they may be trying to misrepresent themselves. 

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