The “Syrian refugees” that have been imported to American towns and cities have been almost exclusively Muslim. Source: Michigan town votes unanimously to ban Syrian refugees from being accepted | Daily Mail Online
A Michigan town has voted to ban Syrian refugees from living there, because they believe the vetting process is not good enough.
The Waterford Township Board of Trustees passed a resolution against allowing refugees from the war torn country to settle in the area, on Monday night.
The vote was specifically against a federal resettlement program for the refugees. It passed with a 7-0 vote.
The result is a surprising one given that the town in North America with the highest proportion of Arab-Americans lies just 30 miles to the south.
Despite the unanimous verdict on the the ban, leaders have said they are open to allowing refugees to come to the town, but only when a process is in place to ensure those coming into the country are ‘adequately vetted.’
Board members said they know the resolution carries no legal weight.
‘We’re letting the county, state and federal officials know this is how we feel,’ said Trustee Anthony Bartolotta.
Right now, thousands have requested to come to Michigan, and records show the state leads the nation in taking in Syrian refugees.