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Syria refugee Nedal Al-Hayk listens during an interview Monday in Warren, Mich. Several U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the coordinated attacks in Paris, though an immigration expert says they have no legal authority to do so. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Syria refugee Nedal Al-Hayk listens during an interview Monday in Warren, Mich. Several U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the coordinated attacks in Paris, though an immigration expert says they have no legal authority to do so. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Experts say states lack legal authority to block refugees

DETROIT  — Governors across the U.S. have threatened to stop accepting Syrian refugees following last week's attacks in Paris, even as experts counter they lack legal authority to block the relocations. Though Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan hadn't declared a policy for how Maryland would respond to potential federal placement of Syrian refugees in the state, on ...

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