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After Paris Attacks, Mounting U.S. Opposition To Resettling Syrian Migrants

More than half of U.S. governors, once open to resettling Syrian refugees, are now trying to shut their doors.

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Speaking to reporters days after the Paris terror attacks, Gov. Charlie Baker said any conversation about accepting Syrian refugees “has to start with whatever process the federal government is going to put in place, to vet people through that process.” (Jesse Costa/WBUR File Photo)

More than half of U.S. governors, once open to resettling Syrian refugees, are now trying to shut their doors. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Tuesday that a congressional task force will come up with legislation to address the issue.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, a moderate Republican, has joined at least 24 other Republicans and New Hampshire’s Democratic governor in opposing further resettlement.

Fred Thys from Here & Now contributor WBUR in Boston reports.

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