HOLIDAY TRAVEL: Forecast  |  Radar  |  Traffic  |  Logan Airport  |  MBTA  |  Amtrak | Weather App

Gov. Baker: No Religious Tests For Nation’s Refugee System

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is opposed to religious tests for the nation’s refugee system.

A spokesman for the Republican said Saturday that Baker believes focusing on countries’ predominant religions won’t make the U.S. any safer because terrorists have found a way to strike from all corners of the world.

Baker’s office issued the statement after President Donald Trump signed executive orders Friday suspending refugee admissions for 120 days and barring all immigration for 90 days from Muslim-majority countries with terrorism concerns: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Trump also indefinitely barred the processing of Syria refugees.

A Baker spokesman said he believes the federal government should focus on improving the existing techniques to stop dangerous people from entering the country, regardless of the nation they seek to strike from.

Comments

One Comment

  1. It would be like banning all Italians because of the mafia. People also wanted the “dirty Irish” out of Boston not that long ago.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

Call For Action
Download Our App

Watch & Listen LIVE