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State Lawmaker Challenges Hogan’s Decision on Refugees

November 25th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

A state lawmaker who came to this country as a child in the 1970's from what was then the Soviet Union says Governor Larry Hogan's policy on allowing Syrian refugees to come into Maryland is unfair, and leaves several questions unanswered.  Montgomery County Delegate Kirill Reznik, the deputy majority whip, says the governor has not explained what is wrong with the federal government's current screening process for refugees. Last week,  Hogan said that he would request the federal government "cease any additional settlements of refugees…until the U.S. government can provide appropriate assurances that refugees from Syria pose no threat to public safety." Reznik told WBAL radio that  the current screening of Syrian refugees takes up to two years, and Hogan has not explained why he thinks the current screening process is inadequate…


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