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We cannot turn our backs

The terrorist attacks in Paris were senseless and barbaric, perpetrated against innocent people who were simply living their lives. Countries all over the world, including our own, have come together to stand in solidarity with France and redouble our efforts to fight ISIS and other terrorist groups around the world.

And as we remember the victims of the Paris attack, we cannot forget about the four million people who have fled the terror in Syria.

These people are escaping the ravages of Assad’s murderous regime and constant threat of ISIS. They are families and children seeking asylum, seeking safety, and seeking compassion.

America has always been a refuge for the most vulnerable. As it says on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free.” Turning away Syrian refugees goes against the fundamental values on which this country was built — and we cannot allow that to happen.

If you have a moment please watch the interview below I did with MSNBC and share this post with your friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter.

Thank you for all of your support. There are numerous organizations helping to address the refugee crisis. Click here to see what you can do to help.