Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant added his name to the list of governors vowing to block any Syrian refugees from settling in their states.
“I’m currently working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to determine the current status of any Syrian refugees that may be brought to our state in the near future,” Bryant said in a statement. “I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi. The policy of bringing these individuals into the country is not only misguided, it is extremely dangerous. I’ll be notifying President Obama of my decision today to resist this potential action.”
Other southern governors, including Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Robert Bently of Alabama and Greg Abbott in Texas have issued similar statements, as have Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.