Lujan Grisham says U.S. should take 100,000 Syrian refugees

As the attention on refugees from the violence in Syria continues to grow, the question is turning to how many refugees the United States should accept. A letter with the signatures of dozens of Democratic members of the House, including New Mexico’s Michelle Lujan Grisham, calls on the U.S. to accept 100,000 refugees from Syria, saying it is “our moral duty” to help. This is ten times the amount of refugees from Syria the White House is preparing for. Last Thursday, the White House announced that the State Department was preparing to accept 10,000 refugees from the war-torn country. “The number of Syrian refugees that the United States has resettled since the start of the conflict—approximately 1,500—is insufficient in light of the current crisis,” the letter reads.