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AR Facilities Will Not Be Used as Refugee Shelter

March 8, 2017
In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (News release) – Arkansas Fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman issued the following statement Wednesday (March 8) upon notification by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that it would no longer seek use of the former Job Corps center in Royal to house unaccompanied minors:

“I am pleased the Department of Health and Human Services listened to the concerns of Garland County residents and local officials,” Westerman said. “This plan by the Obama Administration was ill-conceived and did not take seriously the protests of residents, myself included. I thank my friend, Secretary Tom Price, for his quick action to stop use of this site as a shelter for unaccompanied minors.”

On Wednesday, March 8, HHS sent the following notification to Westerman:

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