Skip to Content

Gov. Parson consents to presidential order on refugee resettlement

parson_1528798518156_11860077_ver1.0
ABC 17 News
Gov. Parson announced Missouri will consent with a President Trump Executive Order from September.

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.

Article Topic Follows: Missouri
executive order
gov mike parson
president trump

Matt Ragsdale

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

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content