Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration will continue working with the federal government to resettle Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania following the Paris terrorist attacks.
Wolf, a Democrat, said Monday that the federal government believes it can handle an additional 10,000 refugees that the White House said in September that it would accept from Syria.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services says 14 Syrian refugees have arrived in the state since Oct. 1.
Eight governors, all Republicans, say they’re opposing efforts to relocate Syrian refugees in their states or they’re demanding to know more about the federal government’s security procedures to screen Syrian refugees.
Lavinia Limon of the U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigration says the Refugee Act of 1980 prevents governors from legally blocking refugees from settling in their communities.