BOSTON (AP) _ Gov. Charlie Baker says Massachusetts isn't getting out of the business of supporting refugee resettlement.

Baker told reporters Monday that providing help to refugees is something ``we've been doing forever and we're going to continue to collaborate and cooperate with the federal government on that.''

Baker said he continues to have questions about how the U.S. vets refugees. He said he hopes to have conversations this week about that process.

The comments come after Baker was criticized last week when he said he was not currently interested in having the state accept additional Syrian refugees in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, saying the safety of Massachusetts residents was his first priority.

At the time Baker also said he wanted to learn more about the vetting process for refugees.

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