It is recently reported that in this hour of need for Syrian refugees; U.S governors have announced that they will not be somehow protest against the approval regarding refuges entrance from Alabama and Georgia, to Texas and Arizona, to Michigan and Illinois, to Maine and New Hampshire. It is probably more than half of the governors approximately 27 states said that they will not welcome Syrian refugees into their states.
More reports came up regarding the announcements by authorities which later showed up that at least one of the suspects believed to play a part in the Paris terrorist attacks entered Europe among the current wave of Syrian refugees. He had falsely identified himself as a Syrian named Ahmad al Muhammad and was allowed to enter Greece in early October.
“Only 1,500 Syrian refugees have been accepted into the United States since 2011, but the Obama administration announced in September that 10,000 Syrians will be allowed entry next year.” – CNN
The country governors stated that they are simply refusing Syrian refugees because they fear some sort of potential security threat and that it is not part of a national program according to them. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday, “Defeating ISIS involves projecting American ideals to the world. Governors who reject those fleeing war and persecution abandon our ideals and instead project our fears to the world.” Authority over admitting refugees to the country, though, rests with the federal government — not with the states — though individual states can make the acceptance process much more difficult, experts said.
“So a state can’t say it is legally objecting, but it can refuse to cooperate, which makes thing much more difficult.”
More than 250,000 people have died since the violence broke out in Syria in 2011, and at least 11 million people in the country of 22 million have fled their homes. Syrians are now the world’s largest refugee population, according to the United Nations. Most are struggling to find safe haven in Europe.