Michigan, Alabama, Texas Refuse to Accept Syrian Refugees in Wake of Paris Attacks

Michigan, Alabama and Texas have become the first states in the country to refuse to take in Syrian refugees amid heightened security concerns following Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

Govs. Rick Snyder of Michigan, Robert Bentley of Alabama, and Greg Abbott of Texas said in separate statements Sunday and today that their states would not be relocating refugees from the war-torn country until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security fully reviewed its screening procedures.

“Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration,” Snyder said. “But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”


Too late for Michigan, they already have Dearbornistan.

  • Exile1981

    Don’t worry Obama has a pen and the federal agencies to just place said refugees anywhere and damn what citizens think

  • john s

    Well it is a start but any Muslim you let in is a potential Islamist. Perhaps the Syrians pose a greater risk, but that just makes it a question of how many bullets there are in the gun you play Russian roulette with.

  • mauser 98

    Michigan ?.. and what of Dearbornistan ?
    all muslim city council

  • ontario john

    Obama’s answer to terrorism is to announce today that America will take one hundred thousand Syrian refugees instead of the earlier announced ten thousand.

    • Achmed

      At least he is not a racist!

      • Shebel

        True . He is just a radical Islamist.

  • Canadian Born

    Canada is following through with bringing 25,000 refugees from Syria by the new year. I wish Canada had the courage of those states that said no, but then we have the first PM that takes self pictures of him and his followers and find that more important than doing background checks on these people coming into Canada. There is no way that proper background checks can be done in that short of time on that many people. God help us all.

  • Wolf Man

    Well those three states are close or at poverty level already

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Texas is prospering and Texans want to keep it that way.