Boston Mayor Says His City Would Take in Refugees

Waves of asylum seekers have risked their lives to escape conflicts particularly in Syria and northern Africa. The influx of refugees has strained European countries’ abilities to deal with the demand and Mayor Marty Walsh says he'd be willing to take some in.
September 9, 2015 AT 1:45 PM

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined a growing chorus of U.S. leaders offering to accept some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring out of war-torn areas in Africa and the Middle East.

“We would be willing to take migrants if they have them — that situation is still trying to figure itself out particularly in Europe,” Walsh told the Herald. “No one has contacted us about the migrants. We are waiting to see what happens and what the situation is.

“If we needed to, we would take them,” he added.

In an interview that aired yesterday on Herald Radio, GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said he would be open to the United States housing some of the refugees flooding Europe, provided they were not connected to any terror organization.

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