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Gov. Parson consents to presidential order on refugee resettlement

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Gov. Parson announced Missouri will consent with a President Trump Executive Order from September.


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.

Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.



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