Breaking news: Michigan Gov. now says “no thanks” to Syrian refugees

Drudge is reporting the news late this afternoon….

Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, listens at a public meeting in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, March 1, 2013. Snyder said he plans to name an emergency manager to handle Detroit?s fiscal crisis, stripping power from local officials in a withered city that in 1940 was the fourth biggest in the U.S. and a thriving capital of industry. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Snyder: Security comes first….

Will the dominoes begin to fall?  Will other Governors demand a halt to Obama’s misguided plan to bring in 10,000 Syrians that the FBI says cannot be vetted?

And, funny coincidence I just a few minutes ago got off a radio interview in Michigan, but neither the host nor I had yet heard this incredible news. For our long time readers, this is a huge turnaround because the Republican Governor Snyder had earlier this year said he would like to resettle 50,000 Syrians in the state to “revitalize” dying Detroit, here.

Forty eight hours after Paris, here is the news —-a complete about-face by the Governor:

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he is suspending efforts to bring Syrian refugees to Michigan in light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.

“Given the terrible situation in Paris, I’ve directed that we put on hold our efforts to accept new refugees until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security completes a full review of security clearances and procedures,” Snyder said in a statement released by his office on Sunday.

“Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration,” the statement said. “But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”

Huge test of states rights!

Now, we will be watching to see if this Governor (or any other of the fifty governors) have any power to halt the resettlement (by the federal government) of refugees in their states.

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  1. 2 U.S. Governors Say They Will Not Allow Resettlement of Syrian Refugees NY Times The governors of Alabama and Michigan said on Sunday they would not allow refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to be resettled in their states, citing the attacks on Paris.

    “As your governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,” Gov. Robert J. Bentley of Alabama, a Republican, said in a statement.

    In Michigan, which has a sizable Arab-American population, Gov. Rick Snyder, also a Republican, said his state would not accept Syrian refugees, and he urged the State Department to review its procedures.

    Syrians have already settled in Michigan, with one agency relocating about 200 of them in the past year, The Detroit Free-Press reported.

    “Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration,” Mr. Snyder said in a statement. “But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”

    Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has asked White House officials for information on how many Syrian refugees have relocated to his state, The Associated Press reported. Governor Jindal, a Republican, said he sought the information “in hopes that the night of horror in Paris is not duplicated here.”

    The answer: 14, a State Department representative told WWL-TV in New Orleans on Sunday.

    And in Alabama, Governor Bentley said there was one approved refugee processing center, in Mobile. No Syrians, he said, have been relocated to Alabama.

    “There has been no credible intelligence of any terrorist threats in Alabama,” he said.

    Still, he said it was critical to remain vigilant.

    “The acts of terror committed over the weekend are a tragic reminder to the world that evil exists and takes the form of terrorists who seek to destroy the basic freedoms we will always fight to preserve,” Governor Bentley said. “I will not place Alabamians at even the slightest, possible risk of an attack on our people.”

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  2. Years ago a publicly elected official told me an old political axiom, “Never put your arm around a man that’s holding a hand grenade.” Then it was meant figuratively as in getting to chummy with one who has political views considered as unpopular by some, thus jeopardizing the politician’s political career. Unimaginably, in today’s world, it has become literal.

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  3. every state should rise up and refuse these bastards. Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 22:07:22 +0000To: carann1@hotmail.comFrom: comment-reply@wordpress.comSubject: [New post] Breaking news: Michigan Gov. now says “no thanks” to Syrian refugees

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    Ann Corcoran posted: “Drudge is reporting the news late this afternoon….

    Will the dominoes begin to fall? Will other Governors demand a halt to Obama’s misguided plan to bring in 10,000 Syrians that the FBI says cannot be vetted?

    And, funny coincidence I just a few “

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