Taking Refugees is the American Thing to Do, Says Representative Bennie Thompson

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Amid Governor Bryant’s statement on not accepting Syrian refugees in Mississippi, Representative Bennie Thompson says “it’s the American thing to do.”

“The United States has a multi-layered system that vets people seeking to enter the country as refugees,” says Thompson, “This vetting process takes on average between 18 to 24 months.”