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Roanoke Mayor David Bowers

David Bowers

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers is requesting that all Roanoke Valley governments and non-government agencies “suspend and delay any further Syrian refugee assistance” until the U.S. government determines the terrorist threat to our country diminishes. Bowers says with the recent bombing of a Russian airliner, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and ISIS threats directed at Washington, D.C., he is convinced it is “presently imprudent” to assist in refugee resettlement in our part of Virginia.

Click here to read Mayor Bowers’ full statement