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Sen. Shelby speaks in favor of refugee ban in U.S.

Sen. Shelby says he has concerns about the vetting process for allowing refugees into the US. (Source: WAFF) Sen. Shelby says he has concerns about the vetting process for allowing refugees into the US. (Source: WAFF)
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama Senator Richard Shelby supports a ban on refusing to allow Syrian refugees into the United States.

Shelby spoke Saturday at the Madison County Republican Men's Club in South Huntsville.

The senator wants to stop Syrian refugees from entering the country, echoing similar statements made this week by a large number of state governors, including Alabama's Gov. Robert Bentley.

Shelby is concerned about the safety of the American people and the vetting process for displaced Syrians.

"It's just common sense," Shelby said. "We don't know much about these people. They haven't really been vetted. They come from an area where there's a lot of turmoil, a lot of terrorists come from. We don't need one more terrorist; we got enough right now."

From the AP: Things to know about Syrian refugees and the vetting process

Sen. Shelby discussed this issue on the senate floor this week. He said he believes the Obama administration will not change its stance on allowing refugees into the country.

"Right now, I think we need to slow down and stop. Why should we open our borders right now, with terrorism... going on in the world," said Shelby.

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