Hamilton County commission debates resolution

The 50 Afghan refugees expected to move to the Cincinnati region soon will have to wait a few more days before the Hamilton County commissioners officially welcome them to the community. 

A seemingly innocuous resolution intended to welcome those Afghan refugees was derailed Thursday during a sometimes sharp exchange among the three commissioners.

In the end, the commissioners tabled until next Thursday the resolution supporting the resettlement efforts for those from Afghanistan and declaring the county a "welcoming community."

It was a symbolic resolution, one government bodies often pass without debate on a regular basis.  

But two commissioners were concerned the resolution wasn't welcoming enough. 

Commissioners Alicia Reece and Stephanie Dumas wanted to make sure the resolution included Haitians seeking refuge in the region.

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