Governor Drops Appeal Over Refugee Resettlement
Governor Kay Ivey drops an appeal after the state loses a court case against the federal government over refugee resettlement, saying the state of Alabama is satisfied with President Donald Trump’s actions on refugee entry. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals recently dismissed the appeal at the request of Gov. Ivey. Ivey’s general counsel said the state is satisfied with the President’s assurances that states will be granted a role in refugee placement. Alabama took in about 55 of the 42,000 refugees that entered the United States between October 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.