Alabama Governor Says He’ll Refuse Syrian Refugees
Governor Robert Bentley believes he’d be harming his state by allowing in Syrian refugees.
“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,” Bentley said.
“I will not place Alabamians at even the slightest, possible risk of an attack on our people,” Bentley continued. “Please continue to join me in praying for those who have suffered loss and for those who will never allow freedom to fade at the hands of terrorists.”
Bentley did not elaborate in the statement how he would block the program in his state. Alabama is the second state to try to refuse Syrian refugees. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced earlier on Sunday that he was suspending Michigan’s plans to accept refugees from Syria.