Gov. Bryant Says He Wants No Syrian Refugees in Mississippi

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he will “do everything humanly possible” to stop the federal government from putting any Syrian refugees in the state.

A spokesman for President Barack Obama said Sunday that the administration is moving forward with its plan to thoroughly vet and admit as many as 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S.

Republican Bryant says Monday that he is working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the state Office of Homeland Security to determine whether there are plans to put any of them in the state. Bryant says bringing them to the U.S. is “misguided” and “extremely dangerous.”

After the fatal attacks in Paris, governors of other states – including Alabama, Louisiana and Michigan – have also said they don’t want refugees in their states.

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