In response to the recent Paris attacks, the governor of Alabama recently said this:
Alabama governor Robert Bentley is refusing to allow Syrian refugees to relocate to Alabama.
“After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,” Governor Bentley says in a statement released by his office.
Does the governor of Alabama have the power to prevent the federal government from resettling immigrants in their state?
If they don't have the power to do this directly, could they accomplish the same thing in some indirect way, or with the help of the state legislature?