N.J. Gov. Chris Christie said on the "O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday night that the federal government has resettled refugees in the Garden State without giving his administration any notice.
"We have refugees in New Jersey we don't even know about," the GOP presidential candidate told Fox News.
Christie claimed 75 Syrian refugees have been placed in New Jersey since January and that his staff was never advised because the federal government uses local charity organizations to resettle the refugees, omitting state officials from the process.
Despite efforts to find these refugees, nongovernmental organizations are not obligated to inform the state where people are placed or other information, according to Christie, ranked sixth among GOP candidates in the Washington Examiner's power rankings.
"You don't even show us the courtesy of telling us that you're going to put people in our states and you're doing it already anyway," Christie said.