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Wolf says Pennsylvania will accept Syrian refugees

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 16, 2015 1:01 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration will continue to work with the federal government to properly screen and resettle Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania.

Wolf, a Democrat, said Monday that the federal government believes it can handle an additional 10,000 refugees that the White House said in September that it would accept from Syria.

Wolf says Pennsylvania has a rich, multi-century tradition of accepting immigrants and that that should continue.

Texas and Alabama governors are refusing to allow Syrian refugees to relocate in their states following the Paris terrorist attacks Friday night.

Michigan's governor is postponing efforts to accept Syrian refugees until federal officials review security procedures. Louisiana's governor wants more information about how Syrians are resettled in his state.

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