Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for the most part have gotten along swimmingly over their coinciding terms in office, but when it comes to whether or not to accept Syrian refugees, they are on different pages.

Reed told the AJC that he “did not agree with the notion that we should completely close access to Georgia from Syrian refugees,” and that Atlanta is a “welcoming city” that would be open to accepting more Syrians seeking to escape their war-ravaged home.  As the U.S. Congress prepares to pass a bill that would put a ‘freeze’ on allowing refugees in until a more thorough vetting system in place, could Reed’s disagreement with Deal eventually lead to Syrian refugees in Georgia without the Governor’s consent? 

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