Governor Brownback Says Kansas Won’t Cooperate On Refugee Settlement

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback evidently became bored with making Kansas a worse place to live so he's taking his talents worldwide.

Governor Brownback has announced today that the state will stop cooperating with the federal government in its effort to resettle Syrian refugees.

Why? In so many words, the governor has basically implied that the Obama administration has not sufficiently reassured him that they aren't resettling terrorists.

"Because the federal government has failed to provide adequate assurances regarding refugees it is settling in Kansas, we have no option but to end our cooperation with and participation in the federal refugee resettlement program," Brownback said. [...]

Brownback did not say in his announcement how many Syrian refugees were slated to be settled in Kansas and his press office could not immediately provide the number.

The great irony of Brownback's decision is that he is ceding more power to the federal government. The state has the option of cooperating with the federal government in a joint program, but if the state backs out of the agreement, as Brownback has done, the federal government still has the authority to resettle refugees in Kansas.

Refugees may still be settled in Kansas by the diabolical Obama administration, but Kansas will have no influence in how it's done.

If you're Sam Brownback and you're purportedly concerned about security, how does this help?