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Governor Mead Says No Refugees Under Flawed System

posted Nov 17, 2015, 11:13 AM by vfe_gov_seth.waggener@wyo.gov   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 12:43 PM by vfe_ets_tyler.christopherson@wyo.gov ]

November 17, 2015 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Governor Matt Mead released the following statement regarding the refugee issue:

"No state should have to endure the threat of terrorists entering our borders," Governor Mead said. "The President needs to make certain an absolutely thorough vetting system is in place that will not allow terrorists from Syria or any other part of the world into our country. In light of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, I have joined other governors in demanding the refugee process be halted until it is guaranteed to provide the security demanded by Wyoming and United States citizens. I have written the President (letter attached) to make it known Wyoming will not accept a lackluster system that allows terrorists to slip through the cracks."

Governor Mead and other governors have a conference call with the President this afternoon. 

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vfe_ets_tyler.christopherson@wyo.gov,
Nov 17, 2015, 11:13 AM