Snyder asks Sec. John Kerry for more communication on refugee policy in letter

Dec 1, 2015

Governor Snyder (R) wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry on safety measures for admitted Syrian refugees.
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Governor Rick Snyder is calling for more discussions between state and federal officials regarding security surrounding the relocation of refugees from the Middle East in the US.

The governor sent a letter on Tuesday to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The governor says he asked the topic to be added to a meeting later this month of the bipartisan Council of Governors. The council was created under federal law to advise the federal government on security and homeland defense matters.

Read the letter below:

"I believe this open and honest conversation will yield positive results as it relates our mutual desires to provide for the safety of all Michiganders, while also creating a welcoming atmosphere for all of those who aspire to become Michiganders," Snyder wrote.