LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Henderson will continue to take part in a national refugee settlement program.
Refugee resettlement programs have been around for decades however an executive order signed by President Trump requires states and municipalities to consent to remain in the program.
Mayor Debra March, in a Dec. 16, 2019, letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, consented to the City of Henderson’s continued participation in the historic refugee resettlement program, joining the Cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Reno and other local governments in taking this action.
Governor Sisolak has also sent a letter to Secretary Pompeo to consent on behalf of Nevada to accept refugees to the state.
Since the '70s, Republican & Democratic Governors from NV have welcomed refugees fleeing dire humanitarian conditions. I’m proud to announce that NV has consented to continue resettling refugees in our state, per the terms of the POTUS’s Exec. Order. It's the right thing to do. pic.twitter.com/Pe5c5ecOKY— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) December 20, 2019