Amid the news that one of the Paris terrorist attackers was a recently migrated refugee from Syria, states across the U.S. are standing strong for American safety.

Now another one has said, no thanks.

In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley has absolutely removed his approval for the federal resettlement programs which were scheduled to deliver Syrian refugees to the southern state.

"After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program," Bentley said.

The program that Bentley is referring to is one run by President Obama which is seeking to dramatically increase the number of Middle Eastern refugees given free entry into the United States. Besides opening our doors to the migrants, federal programs are also working to give valuable resources of housing, food, and technology to these migrants.

"As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way."

Critics of Bentley's decision are speaking out against the Alabama governor, citing humanitarian concerns as well as a lack of evidence that the refugees would be a credible threat to Alabamans' safety.

The Paris attacks, so similar to the September 11th attacks in their severity and surprise, serve as justification for Bentley's withdrawal from the federal refugee program. If Europe with its open policy opened its doors to being attacked doesn't it make sense for the United States to try and shut down that possible avenue of terrorism?

If people are still concerned about the humanitarian situation of the refugees, let's donate money. That's what charity is for, to help others to subsist in their harsh times and to ride out the storms. We don't need to welcome the whole world into the United States to do good.

For now, the United States needs to be more cautious than carefree. Bentley's move and the other governors' similar declarations is the safest course of action.

h/t: Jihad Watch

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