The House of Representatives passed a bill ThursdayÂ thatÂ restricts the admission of Iraqi and Syrian refugees to America by addingÂ extra security procedures.
The move echoes fearsÂ coming fromÂ many states around the country, includingÂ Indiana, whereÂ Gov. Mike Pence's decision to temporarily bar Syrian refugeesÂ from entering the state caused at least two Syrian families to be turned away.
Pence is one of more than two dozen governors who'sÂ suspended resettlement programsÂ for Syrian refugees in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris.
This week on Noon Edition we spokeÂ with localÂ experts about what the decision means for the state, and the larger global story behind the Syrian refugee crisis.
- Olga Kalentzidou,Â Director of Undergraduate Studies for theÂ Department of International Studies at Indiana University
- Brett Bowles,Â Associate Professor of French Studies atÂ Indiana University
You can ask questions each week by joining our live chat, following us on Twitter @NoonEdition or byÂ callingÂ in to the program at (812) 855-0811.
Noon Edition airs everyÂ Friday at 12 p.m.