“President Obama on Monday assailed the U.S. political backlash against resettling more Syrian refugees, especially Muslims, calling it un-American. Well, maybe he should have thought about that before he decided to do so little in Syria and let Islamic State build a vast terror sanctuary.” (The Wall Street Journal, 2015)
Here in Missouri 18 State Senators have called on Governor Jay Nixon to follow almost half of America’s governors and refuse Syrian refugees. Additionally several state representatives are sending letters requesting the same of our governor. Republican gubernatorial candidates agree that Syrian resettlement in Missouri should be denied.
Thus far seven of Missouri’s eight contiguous Border States have told the Obama Administration NO to Syrian Refugees with Governor-elect Bevin of Kentucky assuring his citizens that he will act when inaugurated in less than a month. Meanwhile Missouri’s Governor dithers and delays telling us he will defer to President Obama’s Departments of State and Homeland Security.
Governor Nixon’s inaction on this subject is unacceptable. He needs to hear from you. You can submit comments on his official website here. Or pick up the phone and call his office now to tell Governor Nixon that you want him to say NO to Syrian refugees until they can be properly vetted: (573) 751-3222.
While we normally focus on the Missouri Legislature the issue of immigration is one that ultimately falls to the federal government. We know where the Obama Administration stands. After all this is a result of his failure of leadership and ineffective foreign policy. Congress needs to stand and fight in order to prevent Obama from following through with his vision.
Contact Congress now to encourage them to support Speaker Paul Ryan’s “pause” and Senator Ted Cruz’ bill barring Syrian refugees.
Member Name DC Phone
Senator Claire McCaskill (D- MO) 202-224-6154
Senator Roy Blunt (R- MO) 202-224-5721
Representative William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D – 01) 202-225-2406
Representative Ann Wagner (R – 02) 202-225-1621
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R – 03) 202-225-2956
Representative Vicky Hartzler (R – 04) 202-225-2876
Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D – 05) 202-225-4535
Representative Sam Graves (R – 06) 202-225-7041
Representative Billy Long (R – 07) 202-225-6536
Representative Jason T. Smith (R – 08) 202-225-4404
Please call now. The Governor and your Member of Congress need to hear from you.