States Refusing Refugees: 26 Governors Want Syrian Refugees Turned Away

The number of states refusing refugees continues to grow. At least 26 governors, the vast majority being Republicans, are protesting the resettling of Syrian refugees in their states for safety and security reasons. President Barack Obama took to the podium during the G20 Summit and criticized Republicans for attempting to turn away “widows and orphans.”

White House press secretary took to the morning news circuit on Wednesday to defend both President Obama’s “Islamic State Group,” or ISIS, policy, and plans to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States. Republican presidential candidates have come out in opposition to Obama’s ISIS policy and allowing refugees to come to the country because, according to the FBI, unless the fingerprints or biometric scans (face scans) match the men, women, and children coming into America to a terror alert database, we have no real way to determine if individual is an ISIS fighter.

Just a few hours after President Obama made his controversial “women and orphans” comment, chastising Republicans while standing on foreign soil, French police raided a home while searching for more terror cell members, and a female ISIS fighter detonated a suicide bomb and killed herself. Five police officers were injured during the raid.

A total of 1,854 Syrian refugees have come to the United States since September. The Obama administration reportedly plans to allow 100,000 refugees to resettle in America. Less than 24 hours after the ISIS terror attacks in Paris, Hillary Clinton said she wants to allow at least 65,000 refugees to be resettled in states across the country.

Less than 24 hours after the Islamic State terrorism in Paris, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton said that she wants to allow 65,000 more refugees into the country. Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is going to author a bill banning the relocation of Syrian refugees in the United States, the Business Insider reports. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is calling for a “pause” in accepting refugees until security procedures can be reviewed.

The Paris attacks are believed to have been conducted in part by ISIS fighters posing as Syrian refugees. Republican governors in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Texas were among the first to issue issue a formal statement denouncing Obama’s plan to allow more refugees into America, MSN reports.

“The United States should be a safe haven,” Dr. Yahya Basha, a Syrian-American advocate from West Bloomfield, Michigan, said. Dr. Basha has family members who are also refugees. He recently went to the White House to discuss the Syrian refugees issue.

“We should welcome them.”

More Syrian refugees are expected to be relocated Michigan in the coming months, unless the governor can thwart the plans of the Obama administration. Refugees from the same region of the Middle east have also reportedly been sent to live, and go to school in, Atlanta, Memphis, and Nashville.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley was the first state leader to make a statement refusing to accept Syrian refugees into his state. According to statistics offered by the Office of Refugee Settlement and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 107 refugees were settled in Alabama in 2014. A total of 36 of the refugees came from Iraq, and 22 arrived in America from Somalia. Since 2011, 381 refugees have been settled in Alabama.

What do you think of the announcements by governors who want Syrian refugees turned away? Do you think Americans are afraid of “widows and orphans” as President Barack Obama claimed?

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