See which governors are saying NO WAY to accepting Syrian refugees after Paris massacre

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State governors are pushing back against President Obama’s plan to accept thousands of Syrian refugees—with Alabama and Michigan publicly stating they won’t put their citizens in danger.

With at least one of the Paris terror attackers confirmed to have entered Europe as a refugee from Syria, governors and elected officials are worried that “gaping holes” in the government’s screening procedures leave Americans at risk, Fox News reported Monday.

Even Muslim-friendly Michigan, which has added between 1,800 and 2,000 refugees in the past year, with about 200 of those from Syria, is suspending new arrivals.  Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement, “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.”

“After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris,” Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said, “I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way.”

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican candidate for president, wrote the White House a letter Saturday, demanding information on refugees seeking resettlement in his state.  “It is irresponsible and severely disconcerting to place individuals, who may have ties to ISIS, in a state without the state’s knowledge or involvement.”

Earlier this year, FBI Director James Comey acknowledged intelligence “gaps” when screening refugees.  GOP candidate Sen. Marco Rubio went even further, suggesting that it’s impossible to screen out potential terrorists from Syrian refugees.  “Who do you call in Syria to background check them?” Rubio asked.

Watch the Fox News video below.


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