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Advocates Hope Baker Will Reconsider Position On Accepting Syrian Refugees04:04

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After the attacks in Paris Friday night, Gov. Charlie Baker is joining some other Republican governors who may try to block Syrian refugees from resettling in their states.

Baker told reporters Monday he is opposed to allowing additional Syrian refugees to be resettled in Massachusetts until he knows more about the federal government’s process for screening refugees.

Following his statements, Baker attended an annual Thanksgiving lunch sponsored by the largest group in New England that works on behalf of refugees — the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.

We spoke after the event with the Eva Millona, the group's executive director, who said she hopes the governor will reverse course.

This segment aired on November 16, 2015.


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