Missouri to take Syrian refugees, Arkansas and Tennessee say "No!"
Two of the three state governors in the KASU Listening area are rethinking the relocation Syrian refugees within their state. Arkansas and Tennessee yesterday declared they would not take in the refugees because of the terrorist attack in Paris.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said in a statement issued by his office that while many of the Syrian refugees are fleeing violence in their own country, he believes Europe, Asia or Africa are logically the best places for resettlement or temporary asylum.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said in his statement he is asking the federal government to suspend placement of refugees in Tennessee “until states can become more of a partner in the vetting process.”
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking the federal government to screen refugees and is calling for safeguards following the Paris terrorist attacks. However, Nixon did not say he was going to block refugees from settling in the state.