Firebrand filmmaker Michael Moore has criticized Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis as “disgraceful,” “unconstitutional,” and “anti-American,” while also offering his own home in Traverse City to displaced people fleeing the war-torn region.
In an open letter posted to Facebook on Friday, Moore wrote, “Dear Gov. Snyder: I just wanted to let you know that, contrary to your declaration of denying Syrian refugees a home in our state of Michigan, I myself am going to defy your ban …. I will contact the State Department to let them know I am happy to provide a safe haven to any Syrian refugee couple approved by the Obama administration’s vetting procedures in which I have full faith and trust.”
Moore added, “What you’ve done is anti-American. This is not who we are supposed to be.”
Snyder is one of at least two dozen governors trying to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in their states in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last week, which officials say were orchestrated by the Islamic State, a terrorist group with a foothold in Syria.
Moore, whose latest politically themed film, Where to Invade Next, opens next month in limited release, ended his letter by extending his invitation to Snyder. “Stop by any time for a hot chocolate this winter,” he wrote.