After the devastating attacks on Paris, Beirut, and the expanding threat of ISIS, many state governors are demanding that the U.S. not accept refugees from Syria. Their stances are the the threat is just too great of accepting potential terrorists onto American soil.
Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama, as well as Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, have been among the most vocal.
Bentley’s statement claims he will stand in direct opposition to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program relocating any Syrian refugees to Alabama, “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror in the innocent citizens of Paris,”. Neighboring states have already processed a number of refugees.
Gov. Abbott sent a letter directly to President Obama to declare that the state of Texas will not accept Syrian refugees and imploring him to deny access of the rest of the U.S. as well for any refugees. He makes note: “—any one of whom could be connected to terrorism—being resettled in Texas,”
Other states have begun following suit and citing national security as being too important.
The following is a complete list of the states hoping to deny access to Syrian refugees:
This is the list of states where Governors are accepting refugees
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