Sixty-two mayors from 28 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico told Congress on Friday that they support Syrian refugee resettlement inside the United States.
In an open letter to members, the mayors called on Congress to "take no action that will prevent Syrian refugees from entering the United States after they have completed the screening process." The lead signature on the letter was the leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat.
"Our nation has always been a beacon of hope for those seeking peace and protection from persecution," they wrote. "We urge you to take no action that will jeopardize this rich and proud heritage."