Gov. Pritzker writes letter to Pompeo, welcomes refugees to Ill.

Gov. Pritzker writes letter to Pompeo, welcomes refugees to Ill.
The governor’s letter followed an executive order from President Donald Trump aimed at turning refugees away. (Source: KFVS)

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to welcome refugees to Illinois.

You can read a copy of the Dec. 17 letter below.

“As the Governor of Illinois, I proudly consent to the continuation of refugee admission to our state and extend a warm welcome to refugees who have come and will be coming to Illinois,” he said in the letter.

The governor’s letter followed an executive order from President Donald Trump aimed at turning refugees away.

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