The debate over whether Syrian refugees should enter the U.S. is heating up as now 27 states, including both Carolinas and Georgia, say they don’t want the fleeing Syrians stateside.
The resolution to prevent all refugees from residing in Greenville County was unanimously approved by council members Tuesday evening.
Although this decision ultimately lies in the hands of the federal government, Councilman Joe Dill says their voices will hopefully be heard by Governor Nikki Haley and all elected officials statewide.
“There’ve been wars fought over this kind of thing, and we in South Carolina have lead the charge and if you’ll notice around the state, people are standing up, they’re really excited about this, I feel like this is moving in on our rights as citizens of South Carolina,” says Joe Dill, Greenville County Councilman.
Dill says Greenville County is against allowing refugees of any kind into the county To protect the citizens of South Carolina.