18 U.S. Mayors To Obama: We'll Take Even More Refugees


September 24, 2015

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are ready and willing to take in even more refugees than the Obama administration has proposed, mayors wrote in a letter to the president on Thursday. 

"We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities," wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. "Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement."

"This is a challenge we can meet, and the undersigned mayors stand ready to help you meet it," they wrote. 

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