In an open letter posted on his Facebook page on Friday, November 20, Moore, known for his leftist political activism, slammed Governor Rick Snyder for his decision on the refugees, saying such behavior was "anti-American."
"I'm disappointed in you, Governor Snyder, for your heartless and un-Christian actions, and for joining in with at least 25 other governors (all but one a Republican) who've decided to block legal Syrian refugees from coming into their states," Moore added. (READ: House votes to suspend US refugee program after Paris attacks)
He said he planned to "defy" Snyder's ban and would contact the US State Department to offer his home in Traverse City, northern Michigan, to Syrian refugees.
Moore also encouraged fellow Americans to follow his example.
Dear Gov. Snyder:I just wanted to let you know that, contrary to your declaration of denying Syrian refugees a home in... Posted by Michael Moore on Friday, 20 November 2015
The filmmaker, best known for directing documentaries Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, is a Michigan native.
His latest film, Where to Invade Next, hits theaters in December. In it, he plays a man who "invades" other countries to steal their best ideas.
Moore's outburst against Snyder comes amid a backlash in the United States against Syrians entering the country following the Paris attacks that left 130 people dead.
Reports have emerged that one of the gunmen involved in the attacks may have been among the scores of Syrian refugees who have entered Europe to escape the civil war in their country.
Following those reports, more than two dozen US governors, most of them Republicans, said they would turn away Syrian refugees. – Rappler.com