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State Lawmakers Urge Caution In Accepting Syrian Immigrants

According to Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat and the state’s senior senator, the attacks in Paris raise questions about how those seeking refugee status are checked before they enter the country, Time Warner Cable News said.
According to Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat and the state’s senior senator, the attacks in Paris raise questions about how those seeking refugee status are checked before they enter the country, Time Warner Cable News said. Photo Credit: Contributed

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state and federal lawmakers on Monday urged caution in accepting immigrants fleeing the civil war in Syria, with some expressing concern over their settling in New York after the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday, according to Time Warner Cable News.

So far on Monday, 11 governors from around the country have said they will not accept Syrian immigrants into their states, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a presidential candidate. A state’s chief executive does not have the power to bar federal policy on immigrants or refugees from a federal dislocation program, Time Warner Cable News said.

According to Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat and the state’s senior senator, the attacks in Paris raise questions about how those seeking refugee status are checked before they enter the country, Time Warner Cable News said.

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