Iraqi, Syrian and Afghan refugees wait in line at dawn for a ferry to Athens after they arrived on the island of Lesbos in a raft from Turkey on Oct. 13, 2015 in Mitilini, Greece.
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Governors demand US stop accepting Syrian refugees


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.”