Dem Kentucky Governor Says He’ll Welcome Refugees Other States Have Turned Away

Since giving his inauguration speech December 10th. Democrat Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has already made his presence well known.

In one of his first moves after being sworn in, Democrat Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear restored voting rights to over 140k felons.

Now, Beshear has informed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo he would like his state to welcome refugees other states have turned away

Per TheHill Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) says his state will continue to welcome refugees months after an executive order issued by the Trump administration allowed states to turn them away.

According to The Associated Press, Beshear announced the move in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week.

“Kentucky has welcomed refugees for well over three decades,” he reportedly states in the letter. “Refugees in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro and other locales have contributed to the workforce and economic development of our state.”

The move follows similar announcements made by Democratic governors in recent months, including Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D).

President Trump said in the order issued in September that he had determined that the federal government should only resettle refugees in jurisdictions “in which both the State and local governments have consented to receive refugees under