North Dakota county may become US's 1st to bar new refugees

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    But the idea was quickly opposed in more conservative Burleigh County. Among the opponents was Republican state Rep. Rick Becker, of Bismarck, an ultraconservative who took to social media to criticize the program as unrestrained and a possible drain on social service programs, schools and law enforcement, though the county said it doesn't track any costs directly related to refugees.


    However, the numbers tell a different story-

    Shirley Dykshoorn, a vice president for Lutheran Social Services, which handles all of North Dakota's refugee resettlement cases, said her agency used to handle about 400 cases per year, but that number dropped to 124 in fiscal 2019, which ended in September. The program has been in existence in North Dakota since 1948.

    LSS settled 24 refugees in Bismarck in fiscal 2019, after settling 22 in fiscal 2018. Dykshoorn said Burleigh County had been projected to get no more than 25 refugees annually in the coming years.

    “We always look at the capacity of a community to handle these,” she said.

    “I’m trying to understand the basis for believing how 25 people will dramatically change the fabric of a community,” she said. “What does it say to the rest of the country when a county where your capital city is located would choose not to participate?"

    North Dakota county may become US's 1st to bar new refugees
     
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    Just WONDERFUL news!
     
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    Long overdue... although I'm not sure it should be permanent... perhaps a moratorium of, oh, say, twenty years? :21:
     
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    BRAVO NORTH DAKOTA! :thup:

    hope it happens.
     
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    Why do you hate refugees?
     
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    Resettled Refugees Grow Population in Shrinking Cities - CityLab

    For CityLab, NAE crunched the numbers on the 11 cities that have resettled the most refugees per capita between 2005 and 2017 to gauge how welcoming these newcomers affected overall population. In almost all cases, refugee resettlement either stemmed population loss or reversed it completely. Without its new Bosnian community, for example, Utica would have faced a 6 percent population drop. With them, the city saw a 3 percent gain.
     
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    Immigration policy is the purview of the federal government.
     
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    We’ve leveraged ourselves into a position where we can’t allow our own population to expand and contract...We NEED to recruit the worlds filth to keep ‘things’ in order...This is not what the framers intended...We are so FUCKED!
     
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    Not only does North Dakotans have a rough time accepting new refugees, they also make it tough on the people who have inhabited North Dakota for centuries before any Anglo Saxon every stepped foot into what is now North.Dakota.
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    North Dakota law requires voters to provide an ID listing an address, but not all residents on tribal land have one. Before 2013, voters who did not have one could sign an affidavit attesting to their eligibility.
    That provision was removed by state Republicans after Democrat Heidi Heitkamp narrowly claimed a U.S. Senate seat in 2012 with the help of votes cast by Native Americans, who make up five percent of the state’s population.
    The rule change faces legal challenges because many living on reservations use post office boxes, not street addresses..
    Native Americans not stripped of voting rights in North Dakota
    Leave it to Republicans to suppress the vote of the original people who lived there, North and South Dakota got their name honoring the Dakota Sioux Tribe. Now Republicans are fucking them over.
     
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    Put them in San Francisco.
     

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