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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Consults With Attorney General On Refugee Resettlement

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers the State of the State address at the Legislature in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

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(AP) Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval says he doesn't think he has power to halt refugee resettlement in the state, but he's seeking a second opinion.

He's asking Nevada's Attorney General for a legal opinion on how much authority the governor has over refugee resettlement, and the implications of the state taking any action.

Sandoval's office issued an update Wednesday, two days after the governor asked President Obama not to more send Syrian refugees to Nevada until the White House thoroughly reviews the refugee screening process.

The request comes after deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

Sandoval had a conference call with Obama and other governors Tuesday, and said he left convinced that refugee security clearance needs review and federal officials need to coordinate more with states on refugee placement.