Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Refugee Resettlement: Are you paying attention?...

I can honestly say, I wasn't.

Bonner county, Idaho, immediately to the north of us,  met yesterday to finalize a resolution that declares their opposition to the relocation of refugees from the United States Refugee Resettlement Program.

On Monday, Boundary County, which is adjacent to the Canadian border also passed a resolution:
Boundary County Commissioner’s meetings, held in Bonners Ferry, usually take place without much public notice. One person commented that they are hard pressed to get even one citizen to attend at any given meeting.
Monday’s meeting proved the exception, with the Commissioners scrambling to find a venue to hold over 100 people. What got the normally quiet town excited to attend? The announcement that thousands of refugees will be arriving within the month just north of their county line into Canada.
Monday’s group proved well informed, with questions and comments ranging from the security for the county residents to whether the infrastructure could handle thousands of refugees.
With barely a few dissenters, the majority was clear that they did not want the Syrian refugees in their county or state.  read the rest
Unfortunately, my county, Kootenai, had exactly one person show up for the county commissioner meeting:

From the same article:
Later that afternoon, the Kootenai County Commissioners addressed the same issue, notably with only a single voter in attendance. The remaining spectators were media.
Using a draft entitled “A Resolution Declaring that Kootenai County is Opposed to the Relocation of Refugees from the United States Refugee Resettlement Program in Kootenai County”, the three Commissioners recessed until Wednesday afternoon at 3pm, where they will finalize the resolution.
How embarrassing!

Now you know where I'll be this afternoon at 3:00 pm along with many of my patriot friends.

It just doesn't get more ridiculous than settling refugees in Boundary or Bonner counties.  There are no jobs for the people who live there now, and yet the feds want them to support refugees?  Kootenai is a tiny bit more prosperous, but is in no position to support refugees. 

Sometimes we get so wound up in national affairs, we don't see what's going on right under our noses.

Let this be a lesson to us all. Pay attention. 

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