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Mayor Cranley: Cincinnati will not be taking in Syrian refugees

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Mayor Cranley announced Monday that Cincinnati will not be taking in Syrian refugees in light of recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Egypt. 

Cranley issued the following statement:

“Syrian resettlement is a federal issue, not a local one," said Cranley. "While the City of Cincinnati is not involved and has no jurisdiction on this issue, the actions of the federal government affect the safety of Cincinnatians, which is my highest concern.  I understand the dire circumstances Syrian refugees face because I personally visited a refugee camp in Jordan last summer.  However, in light of recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Egypt, the federal government should halt its actions until the American people can be assured that exhaustive vetting has occurred.”

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