Breitbart: At least eight additional counties across Tennessee are ready to rebuke Gov. Bill Lee’s decision to bring more refugees to the state, Breitbart News has learned.
For fiscal year 2020, President Donald Trump will continue cutting refugee admissions by reducing former President Barack Obama’s refugee inflow by at least 80 percent. This reduction would mean a maximum of 18,000 refugees can be resettled in the U.S. between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020. This is merely a numerical limit and not a goal federal officials are supposed to reach.
Coupled with the refugee reduction, Trump signed an executive order that gives localities, counties, and states veto power over whether they want to resettle refugees in their communities.
After immense backlash from state legislators and voters, insiders told Breitbart News that now another eight counties are considering a resolution that Loudon County recently adopted, which rebukes the governor’s decision to allow more refugees and bans resettlement in the region.
Breitbart News was the first to report that activists and Tennessee county officials had drafted the resolution against Lee’s decision.
The eight counties also weighing whether to ban resettlement and rebuke Lee’s refugee inflow include:
- Wilson County
- Cumberland County
- Cannon County
- Smith County
- Macon County
- Tipton County
- Monroe County
- Stewart County
Wilson County, located just outside of Nashville, will vote January 27 on the resolution to ensure no refugees are resettlement in the area. read more