His characters in Westeros know a great deal about war and upheaval, and now Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin wants to support those who are also suffering in his own world.

In a recent post published on his personal blog, Martin had a simple message for America on the subject of Syrian refugees: “Let them in.”

In the wake of the Paris attacks, the governors of a number of U.S. states, including Arkansas, Arizona, Florida and Georgia, have announced they will attempt to close their doors to Syrian refugees in the name of security concerns. However, governors in California and Pennsylvania, among other states, have voiced their support for continuing to accept such refugees. Read more…

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George R.R. Martin wants America to welcome Syrian refugees