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Republican governors in Las Vegas for conference

Posted at 7:56 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 22:56:29-05
The governors discussed a lot of topics, but the fate of Syrian refugees was the first on the agenda. The unrest in France has many governors fighting President Obama's plan to accept Syrian Refugees.
All of the governors at today’s conference agreed that the federal government must turn them away for a short while. They say the key issue is the background checks that are required before Syrian refugees can enter the U.S.
At least 30 governors have reached out to President Obama's, saying the background check process needs to be reviewed and they don't want to accept Syrian refugees until it is.
Governor Sandoval says Syrian refugees are a threat is the fact that the U.S doesn't have a strong presence in Syria, limiting the ability to do thorough background checks.
"With other refugees, there's an opportunity where we may have an embassy there, where we have a state department representative who can look that individual in the eye, and can do that interview,” he told Action News. “We don't have that in Syria."
Congress is set to vote on the matter sometime this week.