Growing number of states refuse Syrian refugees

A growing number of U.S. states are saying they either won’t take in refugees from Syria, or are asking members of Congress to stop the Obama administration from placing refugees in their state.

As of Tuesday morning, the following states refuse Syrian refugees — most have Republican governors, although New Hampshire has a Democratic governor:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

These states have said they will take refugees, but some have given conditions:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont
  • Washington

In some cases, like Florida, governors were asking members of Congress to intervene because they don’t have the legal authority to stop the Obama administration’s placement of refugees.

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Growing number of states refuse Syrian refugees

SOURCE: The Examiner

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