COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Gov. Mike Parson announced on Tuesday that Missouri will continue allowing refugees to be placed in the state, in compliance with an order signed by President Donald Trump.
Trump signed Executive Order No. 13888 on Sept. 26 to include state and local governments in the decision-making process of where refugees are resettled.
Parson said his administration will work with the U.S. government.
"We look forward to working with the president and his administration to ensure the responsible resettlement of lawfully admitted and vetted individuals," Parson said.
In a release from the governor's office, refugees are most often resettled in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Columbia. The announcement said 18,000 refugees from 45 countries have been resettled in the state since 2002.