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South Carolina's refugee registry sponsor seeks compromise

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A South Carolina senator backing a bill to require refugees to register with the state and holding sponsors liable if they turn out to be terrorists is dropping part of his bill requiring the state spend no money on refugees.
Sen. Kevin Bryant said Tuesday it will take too much time to write a proposal that would not lead to the state losing federal money. The Anderson Republican says he'll let the House work on that later this year.
Democratic opponents of the bill say it is illegal and sends a wrong message that South Carolina is not welcome to all people in need.
Bryant says he expects the Senate to vote on the bill Wednesday. New York is the only other state in the country considering a refugee registry.

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