OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In response to a press release issued by Governor Mary Fallin Monday afternoon, several legislators urged the governor to continue the fight against Syrian refugees seeking to reside in Oklahoma.
A recent poll shows that more than 85 percent of Oklahomans are not in favor of accepting Syrian refugees.
“We applaud Governor Fallin in her efforts to stop the influx of Syrian refugees into the United State and into the state of Oklahoma,” said state Rep. Casey Murdock, Felt-61 (R). “We should continue efforts by suspending all state agencies in assisting in the resettlement of additional refugees.”
State Rep. Sean Roberts, Hominy-36 (R) commented, “States should unify on this movement. The tragic events going on across our world are disheartening. We should assist, but this is not the way. If one state allows the resettlement of refugees, they can continue to cross state lines with no true discourse.”
The representatives believe Fallin should follow suit and join with other governors in denying refugees entry into their states. Murdock said, “If the federal government is not going to keep the American people safe, it is up to the states to keep us safe.”