Gov. Jay Inslee defends his position on welcoming Syrian refugees to the state on NPR's Morning Edition.
Gov. Jay Inslee attracted national attention when he stated Monday that Washington will welcome Syrian refugees with open arms.
His statement was a response to a number of other governors around the country who took a strong anti-refugee stance.
Now, the Olympia chapter of the organization ACT for America is planning to rally at noon Friday against Syrian refugees coming to the state. And local Syrians — like engineer Hussein Ali — are in shock.
National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep interviewed Inslee on Morning Edition for an item that aired Wednesday.
Inslee said, “I’m glad the U.S. Air Force dropped a whole load of ammunition under the area controlled by ISIS in the last 48 hours; that’s a good thing. But we also have to win the moral battle, and that’s a battle of hope and a vision for the future where we can live together.”
Listen to the full interview below.