A family of Syrian refugees that was blocked from entering Indiana earlier this week has found a home in Connecticut.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is one of 27 state governors who has vowed to block refugees fleeing war and violence in Syria following last week's Paris attacks—on Wednesday, he decreed that a refugee family that had been waiting to come to the United States for three years would have to find a new home. “Why did they bring us if they didn’t want us?” the family's 33-year-old patriarch told the Times through an interpreter. “We are coming to an open country.”

Thankfully, the family—comprised of a mother, father, and 4-year-old son—have been resettled in New Haven, thanks to the efforts of the Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services. They were met by Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy upon arrival. "I told them that people in the United States are generous and good people, but sometimes things happen that cause people to forget about their generosity and their native warmth,” Malloy told the CT Post. “But that will return to the rest of the people in due course because we are a country that has always extended itself to other people.”

The family, who did not wish to be identified by name, fled Syria in 2011 just before the borders closed. The father, A., ran a used clothing store in their hometown of Homs before war broke out. "We had to move from street to street to avoid the bombs," he told the Times. They took temporary refuge in Jordan while waiting to enter the States, but A. was unable to find permanent work because of his Syrian citizenship. They were set to restart their lives in Indianapolis, and were shocked when they were turned away. “He actually made me concerned,” F., the matriarch, told the Times regarding Pence, noting she believed that in America, "people are accepted regardless of their backgrounds or what their ideologies are."

Islamophobic rhetoric has ratcheted up in the wake of the Paris massacre, after a fake Syrian passport was found on one of the bombers who carried out the attacks. But this fear is misplaced, and many have appropriately likened turning refugees away to the United States' rejection of Jewish refugees from Europe during WWII.

As the refugee family told the Times, "People come from Syria all the way here to live securely and not to commit violence. They are escaping violence. We went through a lot, it was difficult, we went through trials and tribulations to find a future.”