WI Congressman Introduces Resettlement Bill

WI Congressman Introduces Resettlement Bill

The Northwoods’ congressman wants a new federal law to spell-out who gets told about refugee resettlement in the states.

Congressman Tom Tiffany this week introduced a plan on Capitol Hill inspired by the refugee resettlement effort in Eau Claire. A non-profit, World Relief, is working to resettle 75 refugees in the Chippewa Valley sometime this year. Only a handful of local officials knew about the plan ahead of time while some concerned citizens came forward to push for transparency.

Tiffany says his plan would allow state or local governments to vote to refuse to accept refugees. On the other side of the issue, World Relief is not yet saying what the refugees headed for Eau Claire will do, or where they will live once they reach Wisconsin.

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