JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says refugees seeking to come to the U.S. must go through a “stringent” process.
His office says Walker was among the governors who participated in a briefing with officials from the White House, FBI and State Department on the refugee process.
Since Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, some governors have questioned U.S. plans to accept more Syrian refugees, concerned that terrorists might use the refugees as cover to sneak across borders.
In a release, Walker acknowledged the federal government controls resettlement programs. He says he’ll remain focused on ensuring the vetting process the governors were briefed on “remains the most stringent refugee vetting process in the world.”
Walker spokeswoman Katie Marquette says the governor wants to be kept apprised of refugee relocations in Alaska.