- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 15, 2015

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, citing the Paris terror attacks, said he will not accept Syrian refugees in his state.

In a statement released Sunday night by his office, Mr. Bentley said he “will not place Alabamians at even the slightest, possible risk of an attack on our people.”

“After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,” Mr. Bentley said.

The state has one refugee-processing center, in Mobile, and while there was no immediate indication that Alabama had accepted any Syrian refugees, neighboring states such as Louisiana have.



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