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Governor opposes Syrian refugees in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a statement in opposition of allowing Syrian refugees to relocated to the Natural State.

Hutchinson issued the following statement on Monday:

“As governor, I oppose any facility or installation in Arkansas being used as a Syrian refugee center.   Many of the Syrian refugees are fleeing violence in their own country but Europe, Asia or Africa are logically the best places for resettlement or for temporary asylum.  Syria is a war torn country and the United States will support our European friends in fighting ISIL in Syria and elsewhere; however, this is not the right strategy for the United States to become a permanent place of relocation.  Again, I will oppose Arkansas being used as such a relocation center.

“The hardships facing these refugees and their families are beyond most of our understanding, and my thoughts and prayers are with them, but I will not support a policy that is not the best solution and that poses risk to Arkansans"

The statement comes after Hutchinson made this Tweet Monday:

The governor joins a growing list of states declaring they will not take in refugees. Michigan, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana have halting stances refugees.

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