Augusta Peace Group Criticizes Gov Deal’s Discrimination Against Syrian Refugees
January 8, 2016
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On December 30, 2015, the Augusta Chronicle published a letter to the editor from Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance regarding Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Executive Order prohibiting state agencies from aiding Syrian refugees.
Let us support those who come to our state with a work ethic, pride and a desire to make a living with their families, eager to contribute their skills and know-how.
Our governor should cease discriminating against Syrian refugees. They come as families with the goals of being free, independent and safe, like any individual coming from a war zone.
You can read it online.
Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on January 4, 2016 that Governor Deal rescinded this executive order, days after Attorney General Sam Olens advised that it was illegal.