Governor Robert Bentley Files Appeal

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Today, Governor Robert Bentley filed an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, relating to the federal government’s non-compliance with the Refugee Act of 1980. The Governor’s statement says that he filed the appeal after the dismissal of Alabama’s suit against the federal government in July. Governor Bentley released a statement saying: "…I will continue to fight this issue until the federal government is held accountable for its non-compliance and is properly including the states in this important decision-making as required by law."

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