At a rally in Minneapolis President Donald Trump touted a change in federal policy giving states and cities a level of veto power over refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.
Not surprisingly, given Trump’s polarizing nature, this change was met with no small amount of blowback.
“Trump’s executive order requires state and local governments to consent in writing before people can arrive, meaning a state could ban refugees even when a city is prepared to welcome them, and vice versa,” the Washington Post reports.
North Dakotans are familiar with this debate. Our state has taken in more refugees per capita than just about any other state in the union according to this March 2019 report from the Department of Homeland Security