Cummings Responds to Governor Hogan’s Request to Cease Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Maryland

November 17, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2015) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement in response to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement that he is requesting that federal authorities cease the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Maryland:
“I could not disagree more with Governor Hogan’s request to cease the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Maryland. Turning our backs on refugees fleeing the same senseless violence we witnessed in Paris is not just heartless, it is a betrayal of America’s values. Preserving the safety of Maryland’s residents and providing refuge for Syrians fleeing violence are not mutually exclusive; we can and must do both.”