County Executive Patterson Says He Plans Court Action to Stop Refugees from Coming to Oakland County

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(Compiled, Sept. 22, 2016)

Pontiac, MI – Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson told a reporter that he would sue to stop the settling of Syrian refugees in Oakland County.

Patterson was on the Frank Beckman Show Tuesday morning on WJR-AM 760 when he stated. “I’ve brought in my legal team from the county, and we’re about to sue to get an injunction to stop them from relocating more people into this community until the rules are level_one_ad01adhered to,” Patterson said Tuesday morning on WJR-AM (760).

County Executive Patterson previously intervened in a proposed development that would provide homes for refugees seeking to move to Pontiac.  Refugees are people who are fleeing the violence of Syria in hopes of having a safe life in places like Pontiac and Troy.  Refugees have been screened by the Federal Government before resettlement.

For more context on Patterson’s comments and the state of Syrian refugee relocation in Michigan, check out this article in the Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/oakland-county/2016/09/20/patterson-sue-syria-refugee/90753592/.

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