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Governor Bryant says that he will do everything humanly possible to stop the federal government from putting any Syrian refugees in the state.

However, Lavinia Limon, president and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigration, said states don’t have any legal authority to block refugees from being resettled in their communities.

U.S. refugee programs are governed by the Refugee Act of 1980 that created a refugee coordinator for the country and outlined procedures for resettlement within the United States.

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http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=otV8BwK5

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