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Congressman Turner released the following statement after sending a letter to the president denouncing Mayor Whaley’s request for Dayton to welcome Syrian refugees.

“I am surprised the Mayor continues to take unilateral action to commit the Dayton region in a very costly and dangerous undertaking. She does not fully understand this issue or the impact of her actions. I have sent a letter to the President informing him that she does not have the authority to undertake the relocation of Syrian refugees into our community. Further, as our community knows the Mayor of Dayton does not have the authority to commit money or other resources to support these refugees.”