Poll: Do you think it’s right for states to try to shut out Syrian refugees?

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, Syrian refugee boys play at a refugee camp in the town of Hosh Hareem, in the Bekaa valley, east Lebanon. The United Nations said Tuesday the worsening conflict in Syria has left 13.5 million people in need of aid and some form of protection, including more than six million children. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, Syrian refugee boys play at a refugee camp in the town of Hosh Hareem, in the Bekaa valley, east Lebanon. The United Nations said Tuesday the worsening conflict in Syria has left 13.5 million people in need of aid and some form of protection, including more than six million children. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Two months ago, President Obama said the U.S. would take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees.

However, since the attacks in Paris, the governors of Ohio, Michigan and at least 25 other states are now saying they will not allow refugees in their states.

President Barack Obama said in a press conference Monday that it’s wrong to associate the attacks with the people in Syria and Iraq. He said it was “shameful” for political leaders to call for imposing a religious test on refugees. Obama also said that people fleeing Syria are the ones more harmed by terrorism.

Where do you stand on the issue?

States whose governors oppose Syrian refugees coming in:
Source: CNN
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Wisconsin

States whose governors say they will accept refugees:
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Pennsylvania
Vermont
Washington

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