White House says Obama would veto bill to halt Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON, 19th November, 2015 (WAM) -- The White House on Wednesday affirmed the intention to veto a House bill that would require additional security checks on Syrian refugees before they could be resettled in the United States.

"This legislation would introduce unnecessary and impractical requirements that would unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world, many of whom are victims of terrorism" said the White House in a statement.

The White House said the House bill "...is untenable and would provide no meaningful additional security for the American people, instead serving only to create significant delays and obstacles for people fleeing the conflict in Syria."

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