Refugees

Watch: Senate Debates Refugees Bill

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — The South Carolina senate is debating a bill that would create a stricter vetting process for refugees who come to South Carolina through the federal government’s resettlement program. Senator Kevin Bryant says the bill will require refugees placed in the palmetto state to register with the Department of Social Services who will then coordinate with…

SC Senate Committee OKs Bill to Track Refugees

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Senate committee has passed a bill that would require refugees to register with the state and for the State Law Enforcement Division to track them. The General Committee passed the bill Wednesday with the two Democrats voting against it. U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan and Mick Mulvaney told the senators that they think the federal government…

Senate Panel Hears Bills Limiting Refugees in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina senators are listening to a pair of proposals that would strictly limit refugees in South Carolina. One bill would require a public database of refuges resettled in the state and hold their sponsors liable for damages if they committed an act of terrorism. A second resolution calls for a ban on state agencies…