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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday said he is requesting that the government stop sending Syrian refugees into North Carolina.

McCrory said he believes there are vulnerabilities in the refugee program in the United States. He said there should be a pause in the process to protect citizens.

North Carolina has received 59 refugees from Syria, McCrory said. He said the state received little security information about those people.

McCrory said he feels for the Syrian refugees escaping ISIS, but said he is concerned that some of them could be affiliated with the group.

McCrory said these concerns are warranted after the attacks on Paris on Friday.