Allow Communities to Reject Settlement of Refugees
Current Status: In ProgressAs of
"A Trump administration will not admit any refugees without the support of the local community."
- Trump speech in Sterling Height, MI, November 2016
On January 27th, 2017, Trump signed an executive order that directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to evaluate the extent to which localities can affect placement of refugees.
(g) It is the policy of the executive branch that, to the extent permitted by law and as practicable, State and local jurisdictions be granted a role in the process of determining the placement or settlement in their jurisdictions of aliens eligible to be admitted to the United States as refugees. To that end, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall examine existing law to determine the extent to which, consistent with applicable law, State and local jurisdictions may have greater involvement in the process of determining the placement or resettlement of refugees in their jurisdictions, and shall devise a proposal to lawfully promote such involvement.