The governors of Alabama and Michigan say they will not allow Syrian refugees to relocate to their states in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, issued the following statement Sunday:
"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. As your governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way."
No Syrian refugees have come to Alabama so far, according to a press release from Bentley's office.
Earlier in the day, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, also a Republican, said the state is postponing efforts to admit Syrian refugees until the federal government reviews its security procedures, the Detroit Free Press reported.
"Michigan is a welcoming state, and we are proud of our rich history of immigration, but our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents," Snyder said in a statement.
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