[Ed. – His favorite pastime: Russian roulette.]
Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stepped up to accept a displaced Syrian family.
The fate of Syrian refugees had been made unclear after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced that his state would be blocking all Syrian refugees from entry, closing the door on the family of three after its members had undergone a three-year vetting process.
The family members, whose names have been withheld from the press to preserve their anonymity, are a husband and wife along with their 5-year-old son. They have been displaced since fleeing Syria in 2011, when the son was not even a year old, RawStory reports.
Pence has defended his state’s refusal to resettle the family, citing concerns about members of the Islamic State group trying to infiltrate the U.S. through the Syrian refugee crisis.