(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: First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In Michigan: How To Keep Your Family Safe
She also says state agencies are ready to help refugees get back on their feet.READ MORE: Officials Lift Traffic Restrictions To Ease Travel Over Fourth Of July Weekend
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: Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice, becoming first Black woman on high court
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