(CBS DETROIT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a statement as the United States prepares for refugees to arrive.
In the statement, Whitmer says, “As Afghan families flee violence and political persecution, it is our duty and honor to welcome them with that fundamental Michigan spirit of friendliness.”READ MORE: U Of M Establishes New Sexual Misconduct Policy For Employees, Students
She also says state agencies are ready to help refugees get back on their feet.READ MORE: AG Nessel Reissues Consumer Alerts Amid Flooding, Power Outages In Michigan
The Detroit Free Press reported that Samaritas and Bethany Christian Services are two Michigan-based groups expecting refugees, but they do not know when they will arrive or how many there will be.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Charged In Non-Fatal Shooting In Detroit
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