In the wake of the terrorist attacks on Paris, governors across the United States are seeking to prevent Syrian refugees from entering this country, citing national security concerns.
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President Barack Obama pushed back at the growing outcry while speaking at the G20 summit in Turkey on Monday.
“The people who are fleeing Syria are the most harmed by terrorism … they are parents, they are children, they are orphans,” the president said. “It is very important that we do not close our hearts to these victims of such violence and somehow start equating the issue of refugees with the issue of terrorism.”