Trump admin considering letting states, cities reject refugees: report

Trump admin considering letting states, cities reject refugees: report
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The Trump administration is considering a policy that would allow states and cities to reject refugees who have been cleared for resettlement, NBC News reported Wednesday.

"The federal government will resettle refugees only where both the relevant state and local governments have consented to participate," the draft executive order obtained by the outlet reportedly reads.

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A senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told NBC that the plan is currently being reviewed by lawyers and counterparts at various government agencies.

If a state or city rejects a refugee, the federal government reportedly will have to find another location.

There is an exception in the rule for resettling spouses or children of refugees already settled, according to NBC.

The White House and DHS did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the reported policy shift.