What Can Governors Do To Block Syrian Refugees? Not Much
Several governors have said they won't accept Syrian refugees into their states, but that decision ultimately isn't up to them.By Sebastian Martinez | November 16, 2015
More than a dozen governors from across the country have released statements saying they won't accept Syrian refugees. The thing is, it's not really up to them.
Refugee resettlement is handled by the federal government, which determines how many refugees will be admitted and from where.
When it comes to finding housing for those refugees, that's handled by voluntary agencies, which receive funding from the Department of State or are self-funded. (Video via Catholic Community Services of Utah)