Updated at 10:18 a.m. on Nov. 17
Following the Friday terrorist attacks in Paris, conservative politicians in the U.S. were quick to pressure American leaders to halt efforts to admit Syrian refugees into the country.
The governors of Michigan and Alabama were the first to announce that they would not accept Syrian refugees. And by Tuesday morning, 27 governors in the U.S. announced that they opposed admitting Syrian refugees to the U.S. and into their states.
Numerous governors announced that they would outright refuse to support federal government efforts to settle Syrian refugees in their states. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) issued an executive order on Monday telling state agencies to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in the state.
"All departments, budget units, agencies, offices, entities, and officers of the executive branch of the State of Louisiana are authorized and directed to utilize all lawful means to prevent the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the State of Louisiana while this Order is in effect," the order reads.
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