US House members to talk about refugees at SC Senate committee meeting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Two U.S. House members from South Carolina are coming to the Statehouse to talk to a Senate committee considering a pair of proposals that would strictly limit refugees.

Reps. Jeff Duncan and Mick Mulvaney are scheduled to speak to the Senate’s General Committee on Wednesday morning.

The committee is considering a bill that would require a public database of refuges resettled in the state and hold their sponsors liable for damages if they committed an act of terrorism.

A second resolution calls for a ban on state agencies taking in new refugees until the federal government can establish new procedures to alleviate security concerns.

Supporters of the proposals say terrorists could be among the refugees relocated in the state.

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