Harris: TN Should Offer Sanctuary to Refugees

Press release from Tennessee Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris, D-Memphis, Nov. 16, 2015:

‘We should step up when called, because that’s what the good guys do’

NASHVILLE – Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris released the following statement in response to calls to ban any new refugees from resettling in Tennessee:

“We should offer safe sanctuary because we can, and taking several dozen displaced families is the least we can do,” Sen. Harris said “We should step up when called, because that’s what the good guys do during these days of crises, and we should not turn a cold shoulder, because we understand that the refugees will head into the arms whoever offers help first, including the bad guys and those who might seek to exploit these families.”