Cities, counties can now ban refugees. These Tri-Cities governments keep the doors open

Original Post by Tai-City Herald:

In the past three decades, more than 3,500 people fleeing persecution and conflict around the world have been welcomed into Benton and Franklin counties. But a recent change in a longstanding federal program has states, counties and cities deciding whether to keep their doors open to refugees.

President Donald Trump slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. to a historic low of 18,000 in 2020. The reduction goes with the administration’s efforts to cut down on both legal and illegal immigration.

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