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Ruling means city can't deny refugees over mayor's objection; Ruling means city can't deny refugees over mayor's objection

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

BOSTON - Refugees will continue to be placed in a Massachusetts city where the mayor is strongly opposed to the newcomers after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that local governments can't be granted "veto power" over the resettlement process, a refugee resettlement agency said Wednesday.

Maxine Stein, president of Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts, one of the state's largest refugee service providers, said her agency will also continue to seek an audience with Springfield May...