Mayor of Roanoke, VA invokes Japanese internment, says city won’t help resettle refugees


 | America Blog | November 18, 2015

I guess it was only a matter of time before some paranoid, hysterical, Islamophobic elected official looked at the Syrian refugee crisis and decided that Japanese internment was a good historical precedent to follow.

I just didn’t think it’d be a Democrat.

David Bowers, the mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, released a statement earlier this afternoon announcing that his city will not assist in the resettlement of Syrian refugees. It’s…not good:

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