Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want
Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S.
to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS.
a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United
States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the
opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry
into the United States.
Republican governors from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana,
Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Texas and
Wisconsin said they would postpone programs to bring in Syrian refugees,
or they're against the idea entirely, according to the Associated Press.
Additionally, CNN reported that Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio and New Hampshire are also on the list.
Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is the first Democrat to express support
for stopping the flow of Syrian refugees into her state. "