Opposition to the U.S.’s plan to accept Syrian refugees continues to grow. As of this writing, more than half of U.S. governors say Syrian refugees are not welcome in their states, reports CNN. As might be expected, resistance to Obama’s plan to accept refugees falls almost completely along party lines. All but one of the 31 opposing governors are Republicans.
As far as High Plains states go, most are against letting Syrians settle within their borders. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska oppose the federal plan. But Colorado governor John Hickenlooper says he won’t block Syrian refugees from settling in his state, reports Colorado Public Radio.
The final say on the issue ultimately falls to the federal government. But states can make the acceptance process much more difficult by refusing to cooperate.