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Executive Order 13888 on Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement  provides that refugees may be resettled only in U.S. jurisdictions where both the state and local governments have provided their consent. Close cooperation with state and local governments ensures that refugees are resettled in communities that are eager and equipped to support their successful integration into American society.

The requirements of Executive Order 13888 are incorporated into the annual notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for resettlement agencies that wish to participate in the initial resettlement of refugees in the United States. The NOFO directs resettlement agencies  to seek written consents for that fiscal year from the state governor’s office and the chief executive officer of the local government (county or county equivalent) for each state and locality where the resettlement agencies propose to resettle refugees. Currently, this NOFO is closed due to a January 15, 2020 preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court in HIAS v. Trump, PJM 19-3346.

Executive Order 13888 provides that the Secretary of State shall publicly release any written consent of states and localities to the resettlement of refugees. The following is a list of such written consents that the Department of State had received and processed as of January 13, 2020.  Currently, the Department of State is not processing or publishing such consents due to a January 15, 2020 preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court in HIAS v. Trump, PJM 19-3346.

Arizona FY2020 [208 KB]
Arkansas FY2020 [644 KB]
California FY2020 [574 KB]
Los Angeles County, CA FY2020 [750 KB]
Colorado FY2020 [161 KB]
Connecticut FY2020 [2 MB]
City of New Haven, CT FY2020 [142 KB]
Delaware FY2020 [462 KB]
New Castle County, DE FY2020 [153 KB]
Idaho FY2020 [468 KB]
Illinois FY2020 [131 KB]
DuPage County, IL FY2020 [229 KB]
Iowa FY2020 [236 KB]
Kansas FY2020 [56 KB]
Wyandotte County, KS FY2020 [205 KB]
Louisiana FY2020 [155 KB]
Maine FY2020 [963 KB]
Maryland FY2020 [354 KB]
Massachusetts FY2020 [392 KB]
City of Easthampton, MA FY2020 [609 KB]
City of Holyoke, MA FY2020 [122 KB]
City of Northampton, MA FY2020 [661 KB]
City of Salem, MA FY2020 [389 KB]
City of West Springfield, MA FY2020 [239 KB]
Michigan FY2020 [342 KB]
Ingham County, MI FY2020 [75 KB]
Minnesota FY2020 [104 KB]
Kandiyohi County, MN FY2020 [610 KB]
Missouri FY2020 [53 KB]
Montana FY2020 [252 KB]
Nebraska FY2020 [130 KB]
Nevada FY2020 [496 KB]
New Hampshire FY2020 [210 KB]
New Jersey FY2020 [2 MB]
New Mexico FY2020 [246 KB]
North Carolina FY2020 [177 KB]
Durham County, NC FY2020 [318 KB]
North Dakota FY2020 [905 KB]
Ohio FY2020 [258 KB]
Oklahoma FY2020 [255 KB]
Oregon FY2020 [630 KB]
Clackamas County, OR FY2020 [255 KB]
Pennsylvania FY2020 [167 KB]
Rhode Island FY2020 [212 KB]
South Dakota FY2020 [53 KB]
Tennessee FY2020 [270 KB]
Bexar County, TX FY2020 [678 KB]
Dallas County, TX FY2020 [883 KB]
Utah FY2020 [1 MB]
Virginia FY2020 [465 KB]
Albemarle County, VA FY2020 [178 KB]
Arlington County, VA FY2020 [208 KB]
City of Alexandria, VA FY2020 [191 KB]
City of Richmond, VA FY2020 [620 KB]
City of Roanoke, VA FY2020 [1 MB]
Washington FY2020 [657 KB]
Grant County, WA FY2020 [265 KB]
Pierce County, WA FY2020 [265 KB]
Snohomish County, WA FY2020 [244 KB]
West Virginia FY2020 [411 KB]
Wisconsin FY2020 [156 KB]


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