Rick Scott opposes Syrian refugees coming to the U.S.

From Orlando Sentinel‘s Gray Rohrer, 11/16/2015:

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday opposed efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in Florida, and he called on Congress to ensure they are denied entry to the Sunshine State. …

In a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Scott said he’s ordering Department of Children and Families, the state agency overseeing refugee services in Florida, not to cooperate with a federal request to place 425 Syrian refugees in the state.

But fearing refugees could still be placed in Florida since the federal government controls immigration policy, Scott also urged Congress to pass legislation or to withhold funds for Syrian refugee resettlement.


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