Can Governors Block Syrian Refugees? Probably Not

November 18, 2015 1:30 AM

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In the wake of deadly terror attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people, more than half of America's governors are now expressing some degree of opposition to the Obama administration's plans to relocate thousands of Syrian refugees to their states.

But despite the hue and cry of at least 31 governors who are either opposing, refusing, or suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees into their state — either permanently or until after a security review — the Obama administration has said it views such decisions as a federal matter.

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