President Trump's refugee plans worry Connecticut's Syrians
President Donald Trump is promising to cut off new refugees from Syria, and refugees already settled in southwestern Connecticut are growing nervous about their future.
"A nation without borders is not a nation," Trump said after pledging to crack down on immigration. "Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders."
Even though they are here legally, refugees say they are still worried about being sent back to Syria.
The al-Hamidi family arrived in Bridgeport in September. They spent three years being vetted and investigated before they could come to the United States.
"There was a lot of investigation about us in Syria before we came here," said Fatima Mansour, another refugee, through a translator. "There is a lot of interviews we did before. We didn't just come like that."
The director of the International Institute of Connecticut said Trump's blocking of refugees could spur immediate lawsuits.
But for the refugees, it's about more than just politics.
"He's going to take us back to death," Mansour said.