Refugee Resettlement Watch

NYT: Eight governors (so far) have said they don’t want Syrians resettled in their states

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 16, 2015

I’ve got to hand it to the New York Times, they sure can do some great graphic work!  Look at this fantastic map (which doesn’t reproduce well, so check it out by clicking here).

[NYT has updated this map!–ed]

 

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Those blue circles represent where Syrian refugees have been resettled so far (since 2012) and the states whose governors are now saying NO, are in yellow. Go to the original map because the cities are on it as well.

 

And here is how the NYT story begins.  They have nailed it in the second sentence.  Is this a state’s rights issue—do governors have any say in the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program?  That is what we have wanted to know for the last eight years!

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, at least eight governors have said they oppose the entry of Syrian refugees into their states. Whether they have the authority to block them is not clear.

Continue reading here.

***Update*** Florida Governor Rick Scott joins the chorus, here.

***Update #2*** Now there are 16 governors total, here.

***Update #3*** Now Tennessee, here, a real shocker since Haslam has been a hardliner in support of more refugees for Tennessee.

***Update #4***  Here comes Idaho!  Christie is in too!

***Update Nov. 17*** CNN says 27 (with map).

8 Responses to “NYT: Eight governors (so far) have said they don’t want Syrians resettled in their states”

  1. […] NYT: Eight governors (so far) have said they don’t want Syrians resettled in their states […]

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  2. 1128jan said

    Ann – Just wanted to let you know that our Gov. McCrory in NC said today that he does not want any more Syrians. Believe we have 59 so far [which is 59 too many as far as I’m concerned]. Here’s his announcement: http://governor.nc.gov/press-release/governor-mccrory-asking-president-obama-stop-sending-syrian-refugees-north-carolina

    Jan

    Clemmons, NC

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  3. […] NYT: Eight governors (so far) have said they don’t want Syrians resettled in their states November 16, 2015 […]

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  4. Add WI:

    http://walker.wi.gov/newsroom/press-release/governor-scott-walker-releases-statement-federal-syrian-refugee-resettlement

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  6. Just ask Gov Otter when he is going to show some guts and join the eight other Governors and stand up to the Obama regime…

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  7. valentin10 said

    Reblogged this on Mon site officiel / My official website.

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