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Burleigh County Commission vote to allow refugee resettlement in 3-2 decision

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Published: Dec. 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM CST
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BREAKING: Burleigh County commissioners vote to allow refugee resettlement with a cap of 25 for next year after a four hour hearing.

Both sides of the issue voiced opinions and addressed the commissioners.

Commissioners include Brian Bitner, Jerry Woodcox, Mark Armstrong, Kathleen Jones and Jim Peluso.

Peluso and Bitner voted no.

The option surfaced after President Donald Trump issued an executive order allowing local governments to make their own decisions.

Cass County recently voted to accept refugees.


A public hearing is underway at Horizon Middle School where Burleigh County Commissioners are deciding whether to continue or halt refugee resettlement within the county.

Last week, commissioners decided to reschedule the meeting because of the large crowd that showed up.

Monday evening, it's a larger venue and plenty of people are expected to voice their opinions.

Burleigh County Refugee Resettlement

BREAKING: Burleigh County commissioners vote to allow refugee resettlement with a cap of 25 for next year after a four hour hearing. https://bit.ly/38huiGZ

Posted by KFYR-TV on Monday, December 9, 2019