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.READ MORE: Police Continue Searching For Missing UNH Student Vincenzo Lirosi
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.READ MORE: Rhode Island Man Killed In Fiery Wrong-Way Uxbridge Crash
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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.