Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants more information about Syrian refugees who are coming to Louisiana, following a series of terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris on Friday.
In a letter to President Barack Obama, Jindal complains about the state being “kept in the dark” as refugees trickle into Louisiana and he writes he hopes “that the night of horror in Paris is not duplicated here.”
“Last week, the city of New Orleans began receiving its first wave of Syrian refugees. As with former immigration crises and federal relocation policy, Louisiana has been kept in the dark about those seeking refuge in the state. It is irresponsible and severely disconcerting to place individuals, who may have ties to ISIS, in a state without the state’s knowledge or involvement,” Jindal writes.
Jindal questions the background screening process for relocated refugees and monitoring once they are placed in Louisiana.
“As Americans, we embolden freedom and opportunity to the rest of the world, but by opening up our borders and refusing to collaborate or share information with states, you are threatening that reality,” he writes.