Monday, November 16, 2015

Five Governors Oppose Accepting Syrian Refugees in Their State

Paris attacks: US states halt taking Syrian refugees
Several US governors have said they are putting on hold programmes to resettle Syrian refugees in their states.
Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan said he was suspending the acceptance of new refugees until a security review could be completed.
And leaders in Alabama, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana have said they would oppose the settlement of any more
The decisions come in the wake of the attacks in Paris which killed 129 people on Friday evening.
The militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the killings.
Seven of the perpetrators died in the attacks, and one of them is thought to have been a Syrian who entered Europe via Greece with migrants.

Millions of Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries and to Europe, and the US has promised to take about 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next 12 months.
Several Republicans have said it would be wrong to accept any more. Business mogul Donald Trump described it as "insane".
On Monday it was reported that a new video released by the so-called Islamic State celebrates the attacks and threatens Washington, DC.
Flags on many public buildings are flying at half-mast as an expression of solidarity with France. BBC World

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