O'MALLEY: No, what I would say is this is: I called for America to accept the 65,000 refugees we were asked to accept. And if this humanitarian crisis increases, we should accept more.
Q: So the idea of a halt or a pause?
O'MALLEY: There are wider vulnerabilities than when it comes to refugees. I met recently with some members of the and the wait times are a year, 18 months, 24 months. There is a pretty excruciating process that refugees go through. We need to invest more in terms of the other sort of visas and the other sort of waivers. The sort of genocide and brutality that victims like the Chaldean Christian communities are suffering, these are not the perpetrators. We need to be the nation whose enduring symbol is the Statue of Liberty, and we need to act like the great country we are, according to our values.
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