Kaine, Durbin And Leahy Join National Faith Leaders To Call For Courage Over Cowardice In The Face Of Global Refugee Crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy joined national faith leaders to respond to the latest attempts to vilify refugees in the United States and call on lawmakers to engage in smart, moral policymaking over reactionary fear-mongering.
“As the Book of Job tells us, challenges in life are a test of whether we will be true to our principles, or whether we’ll abandon them in the face of adversity," Kaine said. "In the debate over refugees, we cannot abandon the core principles that we stand for as a nation. Refugees are not our enemies. ISIL is our enemy. Instead of labeling innocent women and orphans as ‘foreign enemies’ and making it harder for them to seek refuge in our country, Congress should finally declare war on our true enemy by passing an authorization of force against ISIL."