BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order to prevent more Syrian refugees from entering into Louisiana. The Governor tweeted about it Monday morning.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state health officials in charge of Texas' refugee resettlement program not to accept any more Syrians following the Paris terrorist attacks.
In a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, Abbott also urged scrapping federal plans to accept more Syrian refugees into the country as a whole. He said the federal government can't perform "proper security checks" on Syrians.
Texas joins Alabama, where Gov. Robert Bentley announced Sunday that he would refuse Syrian refugees relocating to his state.
In Michigan, fellow Republican Gov. Rick Synder is postponing efforts to accept Syrian refugees until federal officials review security procedures.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he will "do everything humanly possible" to stop the federal government from putting any Syrian refugees in the state.
Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson and Director of GOHSEP Kevin Davis are holding a news conference at 2 p.m. to discuss Gov. Jindal's executive order and Syrian refugees in Louisiana.
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Louisiana: