Snyder Suspends Effort to Get Visas for Syrian Refugees

Nov 16, 2015

Credit MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says he’s suspending his effort to get permission for Syrian refugees to re-settle in Michigan. 

The governor issued a statement saying the terrorist attacks in Paris compelled him to put a hold on his request for refugee visas while the US Department of Homeland Security reviews its procedures.

Snyder said in the statement that Michigan welcomes immigrants, but the first priority is protecting the safety of the state’s residents. Snyder said in September that his administration was working with the federal government on moving refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East to Michigan.