MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Democratic attorney general is forming a task force to advise his office on the scope of its authority on immigration matters.

T.J. Donovan is planning a news conference for today at the Statehouse.

The announcement comes as Vermont is welcoming Syrian refugee families. The mayor of Rutland says up to 100 people from Syria and Iraq are expected to join the community by the end of September.

The families arrive amid uncertainty about the Trump administration’s plans for the refugee policy that has allowed the Syrians to be resettled in Vermont and other parts of the country.

Some communities in Vermont also want to become sanctuary cities, to adopt policies that would protect immigrants.



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