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PolitiFact Florida: Do federal officials plan to send 425 Syrian refugees to Florida as Rick Scott says?



Florida Gov. Rick Scott has joined dozens of governors who say they don’t want to take Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

He criticized the federal government’s plans to take 10,000 Syrian refugees during an interview with Fox News’ Stuart Varney on Nov. 17.

"This is something that they are making the decision, whether we like it or not, to send 425 refugees to our state without giving us any information."

Is Scott right that the feds have decided to send 425 Syrian refugees to Florida with no input from the state? We decided to check it out.

The number came from local resettlement agencies, which reported to the federal government how many additional refugees they could handle within the next year. Those refugees might or might not all be Syrians, though it seems likely they would be. PolitiFact Florida rated his statement Half True. 

Read the entire fact-check here.

[Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2015 2:31pm]


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