Greenville Co. Council Votes To Refuse Refugees

Greenville County Council voted Tuesday night on a resolution to refuse all refugees from resettling into the county.

The council first discussed this resolution on November 3rd during their Committee of the Whole. During that meeting they also heard a presentation from World Relief, a national organization that has a local office in Spartanburg. They assist in the resettlement of refugees in the Upstate.  After that presentation, the council decided to table the resolution.

Councilman Joe Dill says they have not received legal council on how this will be carried out, but they are wanting to send a message with the resolution.

This resolution covers all refugees because “You can’t guarantee that somebody from Turkey has slipped across the border from Syria,” said Dill.

That meeting started at 4:15 this evening, followed by a normal council meeting at 6 p.m.

Click here to view the resolution.

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