Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox issued a statement on Wednesday advising state officials not to accept any Syrian refugees, due to the difficulty of ensuring they would not pose a threat to Montanans.

“Our nation has a rich heritage of welcoming refugees and our hearts go out to those fleeing the disruption of their homeland,” Fox said.

“However, security experts at every level are expressing grave concerns because, as federal law enforcement officials have admitted, it is nearly impossible to screen out terrorists hidden among the legitimate refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.”

“As Attorney General, the safety and security of Montanans is my primary responsibility. We must acknowledge that there are serious security risks since most of these individuals have no documented backgrounds to check and no records to screen.”

“The Obama Administration’s Syrian resettlement plan is simply inadequate to ensure the safety of Americans and Montanans.”