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Growing Number of States Refuse to Accept Syrian Refugees in Wake of Paris Attacks

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A growing number of states are refusing to take in Syrian refugees amid heightened security concerns following Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Michigan and Alabama were the first states in the country to refuse relocating Syrian refugees on Sunday, and they have now been joined by Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana and Illinois.

Govs. Rick Snyder of Michigan, Robert Bentley of Alabama, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said in separate statements Sunday and today that their states would not be relocating refugees from the war-torn country until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security fully reviewed its screening procedures.

"Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration," Snyder said. "But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents."

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/states-refuse-accept-syrian-refugees-wake/story?id=35231800

Coming to their senses now that so many have died? 

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I hesitate thinking any government official ever comes to their senses. But maybe they know they'd be lynched if they didn't start acting like Americans.

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John Kasich, after ISIS attacks in Paris, says no Syrian refugees for now

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich on Monday joined GOP presidential candidates and governors who oppose admitting Syrian refugees into the U.S., at least for now.

Kasich had called for vetting Syrian refugees to make sure they don't have ties to radical groups like the ones that waged attacks in Paris Friday night, killing at least 129 people. But on Monday, he cast doubt on whether proper vetting is possible.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/11/16/john-kasich-after-isis-attacks-paris-says-no-syrian-refugees-now/75872482/

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Florida Joins

Rick Scott does not want Syrian refugees in Florida

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2015/11/16/rick-scott-does-not-want-syrian-refugees-florida/75880398/

Florida Governor Rick Scott is joining a growing chorus of fellow GOP governors in opposing any efforts to bring Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war there to the Sunshine State.

Scott's office released a letter Monday they sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and members of Florida's congressional delegation.

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32 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

Mississippi & Arkansas join list of states refusing to accept Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

http://wreg.com/2015/11/16/texas-refuses-to-accept-any-syrian-refugees/

Go Abbott!

Effective today, I am directing the Texas Health & Human Services Commission’s Refugee Resettlement Program to not participate in the resettlement of any Syrian refugees in the State of Texas. And I urge you, as president, to halt your plans to allow Syrians to be resettled anywhere in the United States. Neither you nor any federal official can guarantee that Syrian refugees will not be part of any terrorist activity. As such, opening our door to them irresponsibly exposes our fellow Americans to unacceptable peril.

We have enough illegal Mexicans already and you'll recall that Mr. Ebola, Eric Duncan, came here to visit his refugee girlfriend, transplanted from Africa by the UN.

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Iowa is wanting more info before admission. But it seems that governors don't have the power to refuse refugees. We'll see what happens next! 

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