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AP (After Paris) two Governors say don’t send Syrian refugees to my state

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 16, 2015

….and a third, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, wants answers from the federal government.

I had hoped to spend a lot of time this morning writing about the Governors, but unfortunately I have other duties today (of all days) that will keep me from posting all of the breaking news that is coming to us in the wake of the Paris massacre.  But, LOL!, there are so many people writing about refugees now that I can soon retire!

Here (below) is the NYT on the governors (we told you about Michigan yesterday, here).  What is so important about this news is that we are going to learn whether the governors have ANY POWER AT ALL TO SAY “NO” because we have long been told that they don’t by the federal refugee industry and its contractors.

If you are in one of these three states (Alabama, Michigan and Louisiana), you need to shore-up your governor now, because I suspect they are going to get hounded by the No Borders agitators and the refugee contractors (and so-called ‘church’ people) working there.   Even if no Syrians have been admitted, or only a small number, you must make your voice heard now!

From the New York 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.


Alabama Governor Bentley: American citizens’ security comes first.

“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.”

I wish I had more time to talk to you about Alabama and Louisiana as so-called ‘Wilson-Fish’ states (learn what that means here) because in those states (there are 12 of them), the state government has been cut out of the refugee resettlement decision-making process altogether with the program administered from Washington through a non-profit group.  I’m not saying governors in other states have much (or any control), but in these 12 states, the state and local taxpayers are completely unprotected.

If Jindal and Bentley really want to do something they need to begin to understand the system in their states, and stop it!

We are going to see now if governors have any say at all!

7 Responses to “AP (After Paris) two Governors say don’t send Syrian refugees to my state”

  1. […] AP (After Paris) two Governors say don’t send Syrian refugees to my state […]


  2. […] preventing the resettlement of refugees in the U.S., Refugee Resettlement Watch’s Ann Corcoran, wrote on her blog today that other commitments kept her from writing much today, “But, LOL!, there are so many people […]


  3. Kim Hamilton said

    The list is growing. Apparently Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, just made the same announcement!


  4. […] WAIT, THERE’S MORE… […]


  5. Skip Patel said

    Obama and his Turkish mentor are demanding that we “accept refugees”. The Prez. suggests “100,000 per year” ( )

    Meanwhile, carefully tucked in the back pages of your local newspaper:

    FBI Has Nearly 1,000 Active ISIS Probes Inside U.S.


  6. Michael Travis said

    As he stood with the Sultan of Turkey in Antalya this morning, our “Dear Leader” commanded all nations to “Accept Refugees”.

    (See screen grab attached below)

    The little prince has abdicated to the Sultan….so I guess we can all retire now.

    All the best,

    Michael Travis (aka “Skip Patel”)


  7. […]… […]


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