Joining half the country's governors in refusing entry to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Governor Snyder of Michigan clarified his position in a TIME op-ed on Tuesday.

"I'm proud to be one of the most immigration-friendly governors in the U.S.," he wrote.  "We must never confuse the people who look to us for safety and opportunity with those who wish to do us harm.  I am simply asking for assurance that the federal process will know the difference."

Snyder says he's "paused" efforts to bring Syrian refugees into Michigan, asking the federal government to review its security procedures.

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