Ohio House Votes To Urge Stop Of Syrian Refugee Settlement In U.S.
Lawmakers in the Ohio House approved a resolution urging President Obama to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the US. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports
Republican Rep. Tim Derickson, who’s running for the southwest Ohio seat recently vacated by US House Speaker John Boehner, sponsored the resolution.
“This resolution really is about screening, security screenings. It’s not about not welcoming immigrants.”
It generated more than an hour of passionate party line debate, including this from House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn of Dayton.
“Somebody said they want to get rid of our society as we know it. When you stop living up to your principles, guess what? They just did that.”
The resolution expresses an opinion of the legislature and has no force of law.