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Rejecting Syrian refugee stomps on American greatness

Gov. Peter Shumlin says his colleagues across the nation who say they won't allow Syrian refugees into their states are "stomping on the qualities that make America great." Shumlin says there is an extensive screening process in place for refugees. Since 1989, about 7,000 refugees have been resettled in Vermont. While none of them are from Syria, there are plans to settle a small number in the state during the current fiscal year.
Source: ABC News on Syrian Refugee Crisis , Nov 16, 2015

Bias-free policing: no stops for improper documentation

A new policy states that State Police troopers should not try to identify people whose only suspected violation is that they are present in the US without proper documentation. It also makes clear that officers should continue to investigate suspected criminal activity.

The revised policy will provide clarity for State Police. But, the local policy does not address the more serious issue--that the federal government has not developed a sensible and fair immigration policy on the national level.

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Bias-Free Policing" , Nov 4, 2011

Other governors on Immigration: Peter Shumlin on other issues:
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Matt Dunne
Phil Scott
Shap Smith
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