Texas Threatens to Pull Plug on State Cooperation with Refugee Resettlement

AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 22, 2016) – Texas has threatened to pull the plug on state assistance to refugees if the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) does not unconditionally approve the state’s revised resettlement plan by Sept. 30. The move would significantly hinder refugee resettlement in the Lone Star State.

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Arizona Bill to End State Participation in Refugee Resettlement Program Passes Committee

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 18, 2016) – An Arizona bill that would prohibit state cooperation with some contentious federal refugee resettlement programs passed an important House committee yesterday. If ultimately passed into law, the legislation would take a significant step towards nullifying these programs in practice within the state.

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South Carolina Senate Passes Bill to Withdraw Participation in Refugee Resettlement Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 18, 2016) – A South Carolina bill that would defund state cooperation with some contentious federal refugee resettlement programs passed the state Senate on Tuesday. If ultimately passed into law, the legislation would represent a step towards nullifying such resettlement programs in practice in the state.

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