President Barack Obama used his weekly address on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, to make an appeal for Syrian refugees who want to come to the U.S. He also compared them to the pilgrims who came to America hundreds of years ago (video below).
“In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their native land,” Obama said, according to ABC News.
“Nearly 400 years later, we remember their part in the American story, and we honor the men and women who helped them in their time of need," Obama added.