These 15 GOP governors are asking for more refugee resettlement in their red states

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Is there a single red state left in America?

While Republicans in Washington spent the month betraying conservatives on the budget and border fight, GOP governors who are even more liberal have been quietly undermining Trump’s promise to shut down the refugee resettlement racket. If conservative media is going to continue to put 100 percent of its focus on impeachment, the Left will succeed in getting every single governor and most county officials in the reddest states and counties to promote the broken refugee resettlement scam.

“As you know, for many years, leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and taxpayers,” Trump said at a rally in Minneapolis on October 10. “You should be able to decide what is best for your own cities and for your own neighborhoods, and that’s what you have the right to do right now, and believe me, no other president would be doing that.”

Indeed, unlike with the budget and border fights, Trump actually fulfilled his promise to allow states and counties to veto refugee resettlement. But alas, when Trump is on our side, then we must contend with the rest of the broken party. Now, in states that Trump carried by massive margins, Republican governors are submitting letters to the State Department announcing their intent to accept refugees in their respective states.

The State Department has created a list of governors and county commissioners who have written formal letters to the department requesting refugee resettlement in their respective jurisdictions. Pursuant to executive order 13888, both the governor and county government must formally request resettlement before one of the resettlement contractors is allowed to resettle refugees in the given county.

As of today, the State Department has received formal letters from 18 governors requesting refugees, although many more have expressed support, and not a single governor has outright rejected resettlement. Between those on the State Department list and those who have publicly expressed intent to resettle refugees, there are 15 GOP governors who have joined the Soros bandwagon:

Except for New England, these are all states carried by Trump, some of them by a very wide margin. Trump won every single county in West Virginia and Oklahoma, for example. Why are conservatives with platforms not talking about this?

What is further disquieting is that Trump endorsed all these governors. He endorsed Oklahoma’s Kevin Stitt based on “crime and border” policy; now we know he is liberal on both.

Trump even endorsed Doug Ducey for governor in Arizona when he had a primary, even though Ducey had previously criticized him. Trump should criticize these governors for wanting more refugees after a record-breaking year of illegal immigration and when all the other humanitarian categories of immigration are at record high levels. Many of them ran on his agenda; now it’s time for him to hold them accountable.

The nine taxpayer-funded refugee resettlement contractors have until mid-January to get permission from jurisdictions for resettlement. They have their activists on the ground in all 3,000+ counties promoting resettlement, while “conservative” media figures and activists will continue to focus 100 percent of their attention on impeachment. Yet, unlike impeachment, this is a direct way for conservatives to actually affect the outcome of a major national issue at the local level.

What is particularly jarring are these phony evangelical groups and pastors who are writing letters to governors in deep red states demanding resettlement. The same “religious leaders” who couldn’t stand up and be counted when it comes to fighting the transgender agenda or actually defunding Planned Parenthood in the budget suddenly find their voices when it comes to transforming America into Europe.

Where is the compassion for the American citizen? Earlier this month, 659 “evangelical leaders,” who are clearly out of touch with those sitting in the pews, sent a letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee demanding he agree to refugee resettlement. Evidently, it worked. But there is no regard for how midsize cities like Nashville are being transformed.

The fundamental transformation of America is particularly pronounced in small to midsize cities. This new great wave has significantly altered the character of smaller cities. Refugee resettlement has played a big role. Nashville, Tennessee, best embodies this new reality.

A whopping 30 percent of the city’s public school children do not speak English as their first language. Spanish is by far the most common language among the foreign-born school children, but Arabic and Somali are numbers two and four respectively. There are now over 120 languages spoken in the Nashville school district, nearly as many as in New York City. Thanks to refugee resettlement over the past decade, Tennessee is one of the fastest-growing states for non-English speakers. Who ever voted for this, and why is it never factored into the equation?

Who needs George Soros when you have GOP governors endorsed by Trump doing his bidding, along with the help of so-called evangelical groups? Unless Trump becomes a voice for the people again, the citizenry of this country will be left without a voice.

 

Author: Daniel Horowitz

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