The argument over whether to accept more Syrian refugees after last Friday’s terrorist attacks has been more divisive than just about any we’ve seen, with some saying “no” outright, others asking what Jesus would do, and still others saying that America might as well take down the Statue of Liberty if the country begins to turn away refugees.
Cuomo: “The day America says ‘Close the gates, build the wall,’ then I say take down the Statue of Liberty…" https://t.co/axpKQvN8SH
— Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) November 17, 2015
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today made it clear that she welcomes Syrian refugees to her city — as a critical part of her strategy to grow Baltimore.
STATEMENT: Mayor Rawlings-Blake Issues A Statement on Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Maryland pic.twitter.com/roNZ7UKBa8
— Mayor Rawlings-Blake (@MayorSRB) November 17, 2015
— linda (@HotNostrilsrFun) November 17, 2015
— Sean Lawrence (@lawman138) November 17, 2015
@MayorSRB Stay the hell behind your closed gated home. The blood of all Baltimore victims is still on your hands
— Bella Luna 316 (@316BellaLuna) November 17, 2015
It’s a polite offer, but new Americans — even those fleeing Syria — might want to shop around a bit before taking her up on her offer. As Twitchy reported, the city just recorded its 300th murder of the year on Saturday during the Democrat debate, inspiring candidate Bernie Sanders to declare Baltimore “not one of the safest cities in America.” But if you don’t mind the murders and the occasional
riot uprising …
Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake just now: "I hope that refugees from Syria will look to our city as a potential place to call home."
— John Fritze (@jfritze) November 17, 2015
— Stone Cat (@therealstonecat) November 17, 2015
A rare group of people to whom Baltimore looks relatively safe.https://t.co/H6EcW4KKNN
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 17, 2015
— Breakbadname (@waltjesseskylar) November 17, 2015
— Stan Modjesky (@SModjesky) November 17, 2015
— james (@partyallthetim3) November 17, 2015
@jfritze Well, I guess the 49-per-100K murder rate is still lower than Syria.
— Nala the Koala (@nalathekoala) November 17, 2015