ATLANTA, Ga. – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal just announced that he will not accept Syrian refugees in Georgia.
Deal also called upon President Obama to suspend the resettlement program in the United States.
Since 2012, Deal has demanded that refugees sent to Georgia be limited by the federal government.
Governor Nathan Deal says,
In light of the terror attacks in Paris, I’ve issued an executive order directing state agency heads to prevent the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Georgia
Georgia adds to the list of states refusing Syrian refugees, but a handful of states have opted in to accept them.
Read the full executive order and the letter to President Obama below.