November 17, 2015
In response to Governor Nathan Deal’s executive order directing state agencies to refuse efforts by the Obama Administration to resettle Syrian refugees in Georgia, the Georgia Republican Party issued the following statements of support:
“In light of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday and the continued threats to public safety created by our porous borders, I applaud the efforts of Governor Deal to keep Georgians safe by refusing to take in Syrian refugees,” said Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett. “While many Syrians fleeing from their war-torn country are well-meaning and peaceful, the federal government has proven over and over again their inability to adequately monitor those who are coming into our country. Now is not the time to put our families and communities at risk. We must remain on guard and put the safety of our state and country first.”
Governor Deal joins more than a dozen Republican governors in rejecting efforts by the Obama Administration to relocate Syrian refugees. Deal also vowed to review the backgrounds of the 59 refugees who moved to Georgia since the beginning of the Syrian conflict.