L. Brooks Patterson

Syrian_refugees Alexander ZemlianichenkoAP

Refugee Public Health Controversy in Michigan

It concerns the reporting and monitoring of the health status of the more than 4,000 refugees who were resettled in the state in FY 2016, the more than 20,000 who arrived in the preceding decade, and the 5,600 the Obama administration wants to bring in to the state this coming fiscal year.

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Legal Rebellion in Michigan Over Refugees Could Help Trump Win State

“I’ve brought in my legal team from the county, and we’re about to sue them [the federal government] to get an injunction to stop them from relocating more people into this community until the rules are adhered to,” Patterson told Beckmann.

Syrian_refugees Alexander ZemlianichenkoAP

Obama Administration to Oakland County, Michigan: No, We Won’t Comply with Refugee Law

Robert Carey, the Obama administration’s director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), recently told Oakland County, Michigan that the agency he directs has no intention of complying with the Refugee Act of 1980’s requirement that it “consult regularly …with local governments concerning the sponsorship process and the intended distribution among the States and localities before their placement in those States and localities.”