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Rupert Murdoch weighed in on the ongoing debate about refugees being allowed into the U.S. following the murder of 129 people in France on Friday by terrorists with ties to Syria.
In the wake of the attacks, more than 20 governors, including Greg Abbott of Texas and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, said they do not want Syrian refugees in their states.
I just signed an Executive Order instructing state agencies to take all available steps to stop the relocation of Syrian refugees to LA.
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) November 16, 2015
BREAKING: Texas will not accept any Syrian refugees & I demand the U.S. act similarly. Security comes first. https://t.co/uE34eluXYd
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 16, 2015
A debate has started whether states even have the power to restrict people based on nationality.
It violates the Constitution for a governor to bar an entire group of refugees from coming into their states because of their nationality.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) November 16, 2015
Murdoch made his suggestion late Monday afternoon.
Obama facing enormous opposition in accepting refugees. Maybe make special exception for proven Christians.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 16, 2015
Since 2012, there have been 1,854 Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S., according to The New York Times.