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