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Alabama Sues Federal Government Over Refugee Program

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The South has had enough!

The State of Alabama is filing suit against the federal government for alleged failure to comply with the Refugee Act of 1980, Gov. Robert Bentley confirmed Thursday. The Bentley administration says the Obama administration has yet to answer any questions from three letters sent to the White House requesting information on the Refugee Reception Program in Alabama.

The Refugee Act of 1980 requires the federal government to consult with states about the placement of refugees before they are placed within that state. 

Bentley and multiple other governors, mostly in conservative states, have publicly stated their intention not to allow Syrian refugees into their states over fears some ISIS terrorists could be taking advantage of the refugee program to come into the United States.


The State of Alabama is seeking several things through the lawsuit including: 

A declaration that the federal government has breached the consultation duties required under the Refugee Act of 1980, a complete file on every refugee (including their medical history), a certification that the refugees are not a security risk, and a declaration that the federal government won't place refugees in Alabama unless duties and obligations to the State of Alabama have been met.

More: http://www.wsfa.com/story/30910076/alabama-sues-federal-govt-claims-non-compliance-in-refugee-program

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