Rep. Draxler wants to see the state move cautiously when accepting Syrian refugees

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he joins those who are mourning the recent terror attacks in Paris, Francis and in the wake of those attacks he will aggressively pursue a course of action that provides for the safety and security of Utahns.

The governor has directed the Department of Public Safety to immediately re-evaluate the security checks currently used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of State and Department of Homeland Security as part of Utah’s refugee program before accepting refugees from Syria.

A local state lawmaker, Rep. Jack Draxler (R) District 3, says he has grave reservations about accepting the refugees because we know that one of the terrorists was pretending to be a refugee.

<span>”I think we should really closely examine our vetting processes before we take any additional refugees,” Draxler says. “There’s a real human crisis out there, I understand that. But I think we should be really cautious.”</span>

Draxler says unfortunately he has learned that when the federal government says it has a handle on a situation you should not automatically believe it.

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