TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott reiterated his tough stance on Syrian refugees Tuesday, saying they should not be allowed in the state and that Congress should not allow any federal money to be used for relocation purposes.
Scott told a group of reporters who had gathered in his office it was time to “pause” Syrian resettlement efforts after attacks in Paris killed at least 129 people last week.
“We will figure out what happened and make sure everybody stays safe,” Scott said. “I am responsible for nearly 20 million Floridians. The most important thing we can do is to keep people safe.”
After the revelation that at least one Paris attacker had entered Europe by apparently posing as a Syrian refugee, some Republicans, including Scott, have pushed back against President Barack Obama's promise to accept 10,000 refugees from the war-torn nation next year. Keep reading in Politico.