Don’t come to our state - US States to Syrian refugees

November 17, 2015 10:47
Don’t come to our state - US States to Syrian refugees

Several US states strictly say no to Paris attacks affected Syrian refugees, who are willing to enter into the US states.

#Parisattacks issue went so viral, that no neighboring states are daring to give shelter to Syrian refugees, suspecting security fears.
Regarding this, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder said that, he was suspending the acceptance of new arrivals, until after a review.

Similar statements are given by Alabama, Texas and several other states, but a State Department spokesman said the legality of this action was still unclear.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has urged the US to help the innocent people. “Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values. Our nations can welcome refugees who are desperately seeking safety and ensure our own security. We can and must do both,” Obama said.

Out of the seven suicide bombers, one is considered to have been a Syrian, who entered Europe via Greece with the migrants.

After the horrifying attack, the millions of Syrians have fled to the neighboring countries and to Europe.

The US has promised to take about 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next 12 months, while  Alabama state did not give any such assurance. Speaking about this, the southern state's governor has said, “I will not place Alabamians at even the slightest possible risk of an attack on our people”.

Coming to Michigan, already 200 Syrians were resettled here in the past year and so Governor Snyder has suspended the acceptance of new refugees, until the US Department of Homeland Security completes a full review of security clearances and procedures.

Paris attack: Can governor block refugees from being settled in their states?

The US State Department lawyers are investigating whether governors can legally block Syrian refugees from being settled in their states. Before the final ruling, the officials opine that, they cannot block the refugees, but can make it difficult for the non-profit organisations doing the underground work.  

By Phani Ch

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