US Governors Say They Won’t Accept Syrian Refugees
They’re slamming doors. Nearly half of America’s state governors have rejected plans for resettling Syrian migrants in their states, citing fears that the newcomers could pose a terror threat. A Syrian passport holder was among the murderers in Paris on Friday, and U.S. state leaders are clearly wary of domestic attacks. Immigration experts say governors can’t legally block refugees, and Obama has pledged to accept around 10,000 migrants from the region. But Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, for one, plans to do “everything humanly possible” to prevent it.