LePage Says He's Joining Other GOP Govs in Blocking Syrian Immigrants
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage told reporters he is joining with several other Republican governors in blocking any immigrants from Syria coming to Maine.
"I want to protect Maine people," LePage said. "If you remember 9/11, I think some people came through Maine and they did a lot of damage in New York. I think we got to be very diligent, very on top of this issue."
The governor also harshly criticized both President Obama and the Congress for not addressing the problem of illegal immigrants.
He says state officials are working with federal agencies to monitor any possible threats to Maine in the wake of the Paris attacks, and he is urging Mainers to report any suspicious activities to the state police.