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TRENTON - Governor Chris Christie is closing the door to Syrian refugees following recent ISIS attacks.
In a letter to President Obama, Christie says the state of New Jersey will no longer accept Syrian refugees in the wake of last week's Paris attacks.
The Republican says that background checks simply are stringent enough to ensure safety. He's directing the Department of Human Services not to participate in resettling refugees from the country.
According to data from the refugee processing center, New Jersey has accepted 75 Syrian refugees so far this year.
Christie is just one of many Governors who have threatened to turn away Syrian immigrants, though legal experts say, Governors don't have the authority to block resettlements.
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