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UPDATE: White House plans call with governors on Syrian refugees

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The White House plans a conference call with governors about plans to increase the number of refugees accepted in the United States after governors raised concerns that terrorists might use the refugees as cover to sneak across borders.

Spokesmen for the governors of Michigan and Arizona say the call is planning for 5 p.m. EST Tuesday.

More than half of U.S. governors have objected to plans to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States, with some declaring that they will not allow resettlement in their states after the deadly attacks in Paris. But the federal government controls resettlement programs, and state authorities have no legal authority to bar refugees from moving to their jurisdictions.

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