Refugees Heading to Tallahassee

Posted at 10:03 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 17:10:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - More than half of the Governors in the U.S., including Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said, they would not accept Syrian refugees in their states.

During a refugee task force meeting Tuesday, The International Rescue Committee said, a number of refugees will be soon be calling Tallahassee home. It's unsure which countries the refugees will be coming from.

Officials with the IRC commend Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for his support. Gillum recently made national headlines showing his support for refugees, saying the city will accept Syrian refugees who pose no threat to the city.

Suzy Cop, Executive Director of International Rescue Committee says, "That's one of our heros, that a mayor has come forth in Florida to provide support to Syrian refugees and refugees overall. Even when we were establishing our office, we met with him a year ago, and he met with us support in Tallahassee."

The IRC currently has a two offices in Florida, one in Miami and one in Tallahassee. The group works in a total of 22 U.S. cities.