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Rock Island County board votes to allow refugees to settle in the county

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois– Rock Island County board members voted to allow refugees to relocate in the county. The vote is largely symbolic. It came in respon...

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-- Rock Island County board members voted to allow refugees to relocate in the county.

The vote is largely symbolic. It came in response to an executive order from President Donald Trump giving local governments the right to turn away refugees.

A judge granted a temporary block on that order last week.