Syrian Refugees In Michigan Respond To U.S. Resettlement Hesitations : NPR.
Days of speculation and anxiety followed the Paris attacks. Then, last week, the Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed that two of the suicide bombers did pass through Greece last month as part of the wave of refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.
In the U.S., the emotional debate about whether or not to shut Syrian refugees out altogether gained new traction in presidential politics.
DETROIT (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement Sunday that the state is postponing efforts to accept refugees until federal officials fully review security clearances and procedures. He added that Michigan is “proud of our rich history of immigration” but that Michigan’s “first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”