Arkansas Governor Statement on Afghan Refugee Resettlement

Arkansas Governor Statement on Afghan Refugee Resettlement

Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on Afghan Refugee Resettlement in Arkansas

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the resettlement of Afghan refugees in Arkansas.

“I received notification from the White House that Arkansas has been allotted up to 98 Afghan refugee cases.  While we are waiting on specific information, I have been briefed on the heightened security vetting and comprehensive health screenings, intake, and vaccinations that are being implemented by our federal partners.  We are expecting Afghan refugees in the near future with more coming as they are assigned to the resettlement agencies in the state by their national parent organizations.  Refugee relocation is being assisted by faith-based organizations and local sponsors so refugees will successfully integrate to life in Arkansas.

“These refugees have supported the United States over the past 20 years.  We want to help relocate these allies for their protection and the protection of their families from the sure peril they will face if they remain in Afghanistan.”

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