Md. governor promises 'very reasoned' decision on refugees

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says the state will "make a very reasoned and careful decision" about how it will proceed in policy regarding potential Syrian refugees.

The Republican governor said Monday the issue is one that "we'll be looking at very closely."

Hogan said Maryland has been in contact with President Barack Obama's administration. Hogan says an internal group in his own administration "has been sitting down looking at the options."

Several other Republican 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.

Hogan was asked about his position at a news conference where he said he was in remission after treatment for cancer.

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