Press Release: Gov. Evers: Wisconsin Welcomes Refugees

Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2019
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 Gov. Evers: Wisconsin Welcomes Refugees

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of State notifying the federal government of Wisconsin's intent to continue supporting refugee resettlement in the state. This announcement follows an executive order issued by President Trump requiring states and localities provide written consent for refugee resettlement. 

In Wisconsin, we believe in kindness, respect, empathy, and compassion—those are our Wisconsin values. Time and time again, I have watched Wisconsinites roll up their sleeves and help each other, rising to the call of our neighbors in their time of need,” said Gov. Evers. “As we face that call today, I am disappointed by the Trump Administration's overly cumbersome and inappropriate process for those involved in resettlement, but the state of Wisconsin will continue to proudly welcome those seeking refuge into our communities and our state.

Gov. Evers' letter can be found here.