Pat McCrory on Immigration



Stop sending Syrian refugees to North Carolina

Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat who's running against Gov. Pat McCrory, is largely backing the governor's stance on the issue of Syrian refugees. McCrory has repeatedly called on President Barack Obama this week to stop sending Syrians to North Carolina in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. "As chief law enforcement officer of North Carolina, I support asking the federal government to pause refugee entries to make sure we have the most effective screening process possible so our humanitarian efforts are not hijacked," Cooper said. "At the same time, we must not let political fear-mongering on this issue divert our attention and resources from stopping terrorists who may already be here or who are trying to get into our country in other ways."

Obama has said the U.S. will continue to take in Syrian refugees, but his position saw very little support from North Carolina leaders in his own party. A legislative commission voted unanimously Wednesday to side with McCrory.

Source: Raleigh News-Observer on Syrian Refugees , Nov 19, 2015

Cease sending Syrian refugees until checking is effective

Gov. Pat McCrory is asking the Obama administration to cease sending refugees from Syria to North Carolina until the state is satisfied with the effectiveness of federal background and security checks.
Source: ABC News on Syrian Refugee Crisis , Nov 16, 2015

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