September 19, 2021
On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom told Afghan refugees that they are welcome in the state, describing California as a “state of refuge.”
Written by Keely Sharp
“We’re a state of refuge,” he said. “I’m proud of the fact over the last decade California has taken in more refugees than any other state in America, and I’m proud of the fact a disproportionate number of Afghani refugees are here in Northern California, not just here in the south, but also up in Sacramento County.”
“We’re already working in terms of a lot of those refugees coming in and working with CBOs and non-profit organizations to make sure that they feel welcome and celebrated as members of our community,” Newsom added.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren backed the governor’s statement, with an added remark: “The governor is right, we have always stepped forward to welcome new Americans into our country and we’re stronger for it.”
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts, absolutely. Great men are almost exclusively bad men, even where they exercise influence and not authority,” Cruz said, pulling from a series of letters to Bishop Craig from Lord Acton. He added that “those words were true in 1887, and they’re true today.”
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