GOV. BENTLEY “REFUSING” TO RELOCATE SYRIAN REFUGEES TO ALABAMA
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Governor Robert Bentley has announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama.
In a news release Sunday Bentley said, “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way.”
According to the release Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is working diligently with the FBI, DHS and federal intelligence partners to monitor any possible threats. To date there has been no credible intelligence of terror threats in Alabama.
The terrorist rampage across Paris killed 129 people and wounded hundreds more.