Yesterday Gov. Pat McCrory joined several other governors in requesting the federal government stop sending Syrian refugees to resettle in North Carolina.
The request on such a contentious issue generated several responses from NC politicos, as reported in the N&O:
U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, filed a bill Monday evening that would halt relocating all Syrian refugees to this country, pending confirmation that none are terrorists or have “radical sympathies,” according to his office.
Rep. Mike Hager, a Republican from Rutherfordton and the majority leader of the state House, asked McCrory to put the brakes on the program. Rep. Carl Ford, a Republican state legislator from China Grove, went even farther: “I have asked the Governor to stop all Syrian refugees from entering NC and to call on the Feds to deport the 44 who are already here,” Ford tweeted.
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, issued a statement also calling for the program to be suspended. “There is simply too much at stake and the security of the American people should be our top priority,” he said.…
U.S. Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, has a different view:
“Closing our borders to refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war not only flies in the face of our national values of protecting the persecuted and providing refuge for the oppressed; it also undermines our nation’s standing in the world and our ability to confront the scourge of violent extremism,” Price said in a statement.