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Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday described Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. as "an extreme action" and "fundamentally counter to American values." But he maintained his stance on Syrian refugees entering Illinois, and now Iraqis as well.
Republicans in Illinois' Congressional delegation are on board with Governor Bruce Rauner's move to temporarily close the state's borders to Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. The state's eight Republican House members are also condemning President Obama's plan to let in 10,000 refugees from that country this year.
NPR’s Tom Gjelten talked with Illinois Public Media’s Amanda Honigfort about how his new book, Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, chronicles not only how we’ve reached that point, but also tells the stories of some of those immigrants.