By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The governors of Michigan and Alabama have halted the resettlement of Syrian refugees, but Governor Wolf says Pennsylvania will not follow suit.READ MORE: Report: Ben Simmons Expresses To Sixers 'He Wants To Play But Isn't Prepared Mentally'
Governor Wolf says those responsible for the Paris terrorist attacks must be brought to justice.
But in a written statement released by his press office, Wolf says “families leaving Syria are trying to escape the same violence and unimaginable terror.”READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Jeremiahs Sanchez Charged In Park City Center Mall Shooting That Injured 3: Lancaster County DA
In the statement, the governor says Pennsylvania officials will continue to work with federal authorities to ensure that all individuals are properly screened.
Wolf’s statement goes on to say he wants Pennsylvania to “continue to build on its rich history of accepting immigrants and refugees from around the world.”
Wolf has also ordered flags over the state capitol and Commonwealth facilities to half-staff, and has decreed that the capitol be lit up in blue, red and white to honor victims of the Paris attacks.MORE NEWS: Recent SEPTA Assaults Prompt Rally At 69th Street Station