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Syrian Refugees in Louisiana

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-11-20

Duration: 00:09:20

Subjects: Refugees | Jindal, Bobby, 1971-


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Bernazzani, Jim Interviewee
  • Diamond, Ray Interviewee
  • Salazar, Corina Interviewee


This segment from the November 20, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on Governor Bobby Jindal issuing an executive order banning Syrian refugees from Louisiana following a terrorist attack in Paris by ISIS. Sanford reports that 14 Syrian refugees are currently in Louisiana. She interviews: Jim Bernazzani, former FBI director in New Orleans and counterterrorism expert; Ray Diamond, constitutional law professor at LSU; and Corina Salazar, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.