RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is not joining the ranks of governors vowing to prevent Syrian refugees from entering the state.
While governors from Louisiana to Texas to Massachusetts have said no to the refugees, a spokesman for Gov. McAuliffe says "we have no changes in policy to announce at this time."
At least 28 Republican governors support the ban.
Gov. McAuliffe's office issued the following statement which emphasizes security and screening over a ban:
Former Lieutenant Gov. candidate Pete Snyder wrote a post on conservative blog Bearing Drift calling on McAuliffe to keep Syrian refugees out of Virginia.
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