In 2019, Georgia welcomed over 1,300 refugees, with a highly successful resettlement track record. Most refugee households statewide are economically self-sufficient within six months of arrival, according to the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies.
That same coalition invited Kemp to its annual public advocacy day at the Capitol: the 2020 New Americans Celebration on Feb. 13. Last year, the governor posed with hundreds. This year, he hasn’t indicated whether or not he will join the photo, according to a coalition spokesman.