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Ivey remains noncommittal on refugee settlements in Alabama

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Gov. Kay Ivey has yet to decide whether Alabama will accept the resettlement of new refugees, as a key deadline approaches next week.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 7:10 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey has yet to decide whether Alabama will accept the resettlement of new refugees, as a key deadline approaches next week.

Alabama is one of a handful of states that hasn't announced a decision after President Donald Trump said agencies must get written permission from state and local officials when they want to resettle refugees beyond June 2020.

The Trump administration gave governors a Jan. 21 deadline to decide.

Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said Monday the governor's office is still undecided.

She says it's considering Trump's decision and consulting with the State Department and other entities.

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