To repeat the heart of the blog by the same name, the President listened to your concerns about having no role in the decision making process about where refugees are placed in America.
He has gone out on a (another) political limb and created an Executive Order back in September with the lowest determination for the number of refugees to be admitted to the US since the Kennedy/Biden/Jimmy Carter refugee program became law in 1980.
And, in that Executive Order, although imperfect, he directed the US State Department to collect approvals in writing from governors and county/city elected officials saying they will opt-in (and accept refugees) so that the federal contractors can get their funding to move the Africans, Middle Easterners, Asians, etc. to your towns.
For the sake of time, focus on your county government and your governor.
You can keep your message simple (choose any or all you like):
~Tell your elected officials that by agreeing to accept refugees they are agreeing that state and local taxpayers pick up the financial burden (refugees are eligible for all forms of welfare) that Kennedy once said would be a federal responsibility.
~Tell your elected officials that we have enough of our own poverty in America and that vulnerable Americans should come first.
~Tell them there are hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers (wannabe refugees) that must be processed first.
~Tell your elected officials that security screening is inadequate and that safety is an issue.
~Tell them that the ‘religious’ ‘charitable’ groups placing those refugees are actually federal contractors who depend on high numbers of refugees to receive their pay from the US Treasury.
~Tell them that the original law created an opportunity for states to opt-in or opt-out that has been ignored for decades.
~Tell them politely about any other concerns you have about the UN program that moves impoverished third worlders to your towns/cities.
Are you as tough as North Dakotans? I guess we will soon find out!
Please spread this post far and wide, honestly if we can’t muster at least some small showing of support for the President’s efforts to slow costly, disruptive and possibly dangerous refugee resettlement to the far corners of America, then speaking for me, why should I bother to continue investigating and writing!