CSI supports Otter's call for refugee review

Posted at 7:42 AM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 09:42:05-05

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- The College of Southern Idaho's board and administrators have announced their support for Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's call for a federal review of the refugee vetting process.

In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 and wounded hundreds more, Otter joined other Republican governors Monday in calling for an end to refugee resettlement until vetting rules can be reviewed.

The college's statement issued Tuesday did not take a stance on halting refugee resettlement. But President Jeff Fox told the Times-News that CSI's Refugee Center will continue to accept refugees.

The center has faced months of opposition over the possible arrival of Syrian refugees.

The center's director, Zeze Rwasama, says he's confident that the refugees in Twin Falls have gone through the proper security processes.