The Democrat governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, is a notorious refugee resettlement booster.
Diana Mary Sitek of American Thinker wrote a piece detailing Walz’s grandstanding against President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing localities to shape their own refugee policies.
Walz boasted, “The inn is not full in Minnesota.”
To justify this program, Walz claims that refugees bring benefits to the state. However, he forgot to mention Somali welfare fraud and Somali unemployment, which was triple that of Minnesota’s unemployment rate.
Sitek also notes that local Somalis prefer Sharia law, thus making them harder to integrate into Western society.
She believes that Somali refugees should go back to their countries, but the political class and interest groups pushing mass migration are impeding that. Churches are funded for “settling” the refugees.
Such refugee inflows have grown bureaucracy profoundly, as governments have to cater to these migrants who have low skills and aptitudes conducive towards assimilation. None of this comes free, as taxpayers have to fork over considerable money to resettle these refugees and provide them with public services.
Sitek highlights how former Minnesota governor Mark Dayton told the fourth- and fifth-generation residents of St. Cloud to “find another state if you don’t want Muslim refugees.”
Mass migration is becoming the #1 issue heading into the 2020 elections, especially among GOP voters.
GOP candidates will have to position themselves more firmly and categorically reject refugee resettlement programs if they want to expand their electoral base and remain electorally relevant in the future.
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