Governor Tim Walz says he welcomes a federal court blocking President Trump’s executive order which requires counties to vote on whether they’ll accept refugees. “I know that there will be further appeals to that, but at this point in time we’re back to something that’s worked in this country basically since our beginning,” Walz says.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison was asked, what should counties do that haven’t taken a vote yet on the refugee issue? Ellison advises, “Consult your county attorney. Also feel free to call the Attorney General’s Office.”
President Trump argues people should be able to decide what is best for their own cities and neighborhoods. Supporters of his executive order say county boards know, better than anyone else, whether their budget situations can support incoming refugees.