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Ducey to join White House call on refugees

Posted at 11:49 AM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 13:49:19-05
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to participate with other governors in a White House briefing on the Syrian refugee situation.
 
Ducey is among a long list of governors calling for an immediate halt to the placement of any new refugees in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris.
 
Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governors will be briefed by senior administration officials Tuesday afternoon.
 
The Republican governor called on the federal government to consult with Arizona officials on any new refugee placements. The U.S. State Department says Arizona has received 153 Syrian refugees so far this year.
 
Millions of Syrians have fled their war-torn homeland this year and President Barack Obama's administration has pledged to accept about 10,000 of them in the coming year.