George R.R. Martin has weighed in on the debate over Syrian refugees.
The Game of Thrones author doesn’t want to keep people who are fleeing the worn-torn country out of the U.S. any more than Jon Snow wants to keep Wildlings fleeing White Walkers from coming south of The Wall.
Martin posted the Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus,” which is afixed to the base of the Statue of Liberty.
“The words on her base represent the best of what this nation of immigrants is all about,” Martin wrote on his blog. “One has to wonder if all the governors (including our own governor here in New Mexico, I am ashamed to say) and congressmen voting to keep out the Syrian refugees have ever visited the Statue, or read the words on her base. If so, they surely failed to understand them. Emma Lazarus had it right. Donald Trump and thirty-one governors have it wrong, wrong, wrong. The Syrian refugees are as much victims of ISIS as the dead in France. Let them in.”
Martin also labeled the post with his “current mood,” which is “angry.”
In the wake of the devastating Paris terror attacks on Nov. 13, 27 Republican governors have written to President Barack Obama asking him to “suspend all plans to resettle additional Syrian refugees.”
HBO’s Game of Thrones is coming off winning the Emmy for best drama series for its fifth season this year and will return next spring.