Burgum responds to presidential executive order concerning refugee resettlement

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Gov. Doug Burgum today sent a letter of consent to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in response to an executive order issued by President Donald J. Trump on Sept. 26, 2019, concerning enhanced state and local involvement in refugee resettlement.

“We are grateful for the administration’s consideration of states’ rights in determining policies and actions that impact what happens within our own borders,” Burgum said in the letter. “Our administration takes very seriously the duty to protect the security and prosperity of our residents. North Dakota has had success at integrating refugees who have become responsible citizens and productive members of the workforce. Therefore, with ongoing diligence, North Dakota consents to receive resettlement refugees, in conjunction with the continued assent and cooperation of local jurisdictions in our state.”

The full text of the letter can be viewed here.

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