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Gov. Tim Walz to Trump on refugees: ‘The inn is not full in Minnesota’

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Gov.
Tim Walz notified the Trump administration Friday that the state will
continue to welcome refugees, pointedly saying that the “inn is not
full in Minnesota.” In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo, Walz wrote that he rejects the intent of President Donald
Trump’s recent executive order requiring state and local
governments to independently approve the resettlement of refugees in
their communities. The DFL governor also sought to highlight the
contributions of immigrants and refugees. “Minnesota has a strong
moral tradition of welcoming those who seek refuge,” Walz wrote.
“Refugees strengthen our communities. Bringing new cultures and
fresh perspectives, they contribute to the social fabric of our
state. Opening businesses and supporting existing ones, they are
critical to the success of our economy.”

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