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Tennessee Republican leader: Round up Syrian refugees

Republican lawmaker in Tennessee calls for National Guard to round up state's Syrian refugees

Tennessee Republican leader: Round up Syrian refugees

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A top Republican in the Tennessee Legislature wants the U.S. National Guard to round up Syrian refugees who have settled in the state and stop any others who might enter.

House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin tells The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1HXp3HJ ) that he wants the refugees taken to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement centers, where officials should be told, "They're not coming to Tennessee, they're yours."

Several Republican presidential candidates, governors and elected officials have issued calls to delay or stop accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks.

The federal government controls resettlement programs. States have no authority to bar refugees from moving to their jurisdictions.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com


Updated : 2021-09-29 01:27 GMT+08:00