Despite significant concerns, 500 Syrian refugees are headed to the “live free or die” state according to the Police Chief in Manchester, New Hampshire.
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader:
“Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday night against a motion supporting Gov. Maggie Hassan’s stance against accepting Syrian refugees in the state, following last week’s attacks in France.
Alderman Keith Hirschmann originally proposed the motion, saying the board would empower Mayor Ted Gatsas in any efforts to stop a potential influx of 500 refugees from Syria.
That figure came from Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard, who said he was told by members of the FBI that 500 Syrian refugees could be headed to New Hampshire.
“I was told during discussions with the FBI that 90,000 Syrian refugees are headed to the U.S., and 500 of them will be headed to New Hampshire,” said Willard.”