LOUISE, Miss. (AP) — Officials in a Mississippi town of 200 say the town of Louise will take refugees from Syria, even though Gov. Phil Bryant has said he’ll do all he can to keep such resettlements away from Mississippi.
In Louisiana, Lafourche Parish is backing Gov. Bobby Jindal’s stand.
States cannot block refugee placement. But Jindal and Bryant are among at least 31 governors saying they won’t let Syrian refugees into their states.
The Louise Board of Aldermen voted Nov. 17 to support the U.S. policy to accept refugees. Mayor Ruffin Smith says it’s the right thing to do.
The Lafourche Parish Council voted 6-3 Tuesday to ask President Barack Obama and Congress not to let Syrian refugees into the country.