Michigan and Alabama are stopping efforts to relocate Syrian refugees into their respective states. The governors for each state announced on Sunday that the terrorist attacks in Paris last week have given them reason to refuse to accept the refugees.
“Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration,” said Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R). “But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”
“After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program,” said Alabama Governor Robert Bently (R). “As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way.”
For more on this, read the article from Talking Points Memo titled: “GOP Govs In 2 States: No More Syrian Refugees After Paris Attacks!“