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North Dakota County to vote whether to stop accepting refugees

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Mountainmanbob, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Mountainmanbob

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    North Dakota county to vote on whether to stop accepting refugees

    "This isn't about skin color," Becker said. "In the past, nobody had any say whatsoever. Now we have something that should have been in place decades ago."

    Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken, a Republican, said the city government had no say in the matter, but he sided with those who wanted to stop taking in more refugees.

    "We have burgeoning school enrollment, veterans' needs, homeless needs and Native American needs,” he said, adding: "This isn't about heartstrings, this is about purse strings.”
     
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  3. Mountainmanbob

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    The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point

    The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point
    For years, there have been warnings that America’s immigration system was going to fail. That time may be now.

    That moment has arrived. The country is now unable to provide either the necessary humanitarian relief for desperate migrants or even basic controls on the number and nature of who is entering the United States.

    In recent days, officials have grasped for ever-more-dire ways to describe the situation: “operational emergency”; “unsustainable”; “systemwide meltdown.”

    One top official said simply: “The system is on fire.”
     
  4. wing2000

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    "I'm trying to understand the basis for believing how 25 people will dramatically change the fabric of a community,"

    ...that makes two of us.
     
  5. wing2000

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    Arizona Governor's statement last week:

    "Throughout our nation's history, the United States has been a refuge for individuals fleeing religious and political persecution in their homeland, and Arizona has historically been one of the most welcoming states in terms of the number of refugees resettled here," Ducey, a Republican, said in the letter.
    ...
    "Regardless of their background, refugees are human beings made in God's image, with inherent dignity and potential, and we have been blessed by their arrival in Arizona," the letter said. "(W)e desire to continue to be able to extend love to these new neighbors as an exercise of our Christian faith."


    Arizona will continue to resettle refugees, Gov. Doug Ducey tells Trump administration
     
  6. Go Braves

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    How foolish & shameful of that North Dakota county.

    Praise the good Lord for this: "Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which has worked with Lutheran Social Services, was one of three national organizations suing to block Trump's executive order." They give proof that some folks actually read the Bible & take it to heart! Thanks Bob for sharing about these fine Christians.
     
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    This church's nativity depicts the holy family separated at the border

    "Shortly after the birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary were forced to flee with their young son from Nazareth to Egypt to escape King Herod, a tyrant. They feared persecution and death.
    What if this family sought refuge in our country today?"

    -Senior Minister Karen Clark Ristine, Claremont United Methodist Church
     
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  9. DaisyDay

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    Those North Dakota residents voted on the refugee acceptance issue:

    "North Dakota Nice" wins out over xenophobia!
     
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