Gov. Nathan Deal, in anticipation of the Obama administration welcoming into the United States an as-yet-unknown number of fleeing Syrian Muslims, again says that refugee numbers must not increase in the Peach State. Last year the U.S. State Department, which coordinates with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, limited the number of refugees coming to Georgia due to the governor’s objections and bipartisan concern from DeKalb County state lawmakers where refugees are resettled.
Furthermore, U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul just this week said that latest intent of the administration to bring in thousands of Syrians will become a “federally funded jihadi pipeline” for radicals bent on violence. Assistant FBI Director Michael Steinbach further warns “there is a lack of information” when it comes to trying to vet Syrians for entry.
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