7 States to Refuse Syrian Refugees


saudi syrian refugeeSeven U.S. states’ governors have announced that they will refuse to take Syrian refugees into their state following Friday evening’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Sunday he planned to refuse the relocation of Syrian refugees to his state in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris. “I will not place Alabamians at even the slightest possible risk of an attack on our people,” the governor said in a statement.

Earlier Sunday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he would suspend the acceptance of new refugees until the Department of Homeland Security “completes a full review of security clearances and procedures.”

And on Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote that his state will not participate in refugee relocation and urged that the president halt the U.S. program of accepting Syrian refugees. Alabama Gov. Asa Hutchinson tweeted that he will also refuse to take refugees into his state. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant also joined the chorus on Monday.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson also announced that he will call on Congress to defund President Obama’s refugee policy. Read more.

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