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Peter Barca

Walker: 'Wisconsin will not accept new Syrian refugees'

Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that Wisconsin won't accept any new Syrian refugees because doing so poses a security threat in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks.

The strong words come even though it's unclear whether governors like Walker have that power, and the fact that almost no Syrians have come to Wisconsin in recent years.

Walker joined with other governors across the country and Wisconsin Republicans in calling for a halt in President Barack Obama's plan to have the U.S. accept 10,000 Syrian refugees. Millions of Syrians have fled to neighboring Middle Eastern countries and Europe. Obama administration officials said plans to relocate Syrian refugees in the...