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Idaho citizens defeat proposed resolution in support of refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 22, 2016

Increasingly city and county governments are making themselves heard on the issue of UN/US State Department refugee resettlement for their communities.  We told you here recently about Craven Co. North Carolina considering a resolution opposing more refugees. And, then here in Montana, the Missoula County Commission opened the door for the resettlement of third-worlders from the Middle East and Africa.

In Idaho, a heated public meeting of the Sandpoint City Council in Bonner County in the far northern reaches of the state resulted in the withdrawal of a resolution to support refugee resettlement to the community.


Sandpoint meeting

Audience cheers as mayor withdraws resolution. Boise Weekly Photo: Ben Olsen


The federal government and their paid resettlement contractors (listed here) will be quick to say that local governments have no right to say whether refugees are seeded there or not.  However, they do frequently say they will not place refugees where the refugees would be “unwelcome”

If Congress was doing its job there would be a major movement to rewrite the Refugee Act of 1980 (or scrap it all together) in order to give local communities a say in what happens to their counties, cities and towns.  I predict there will be increasing tension in towns across America on the controversial issue.

And, it’s not just about the prospect that Islamic terrorists might be in the refugee stream, there are very serious economic costs involved as refugees (as a special immigrant class) are able to access most forms of welfare available only to American citizens. They also add to the shortage of low income housing often pushing poor and disabled Americans to the back of the line.

From Boise Weekly:

Sandpoint mayor

Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad

Sandpoint City Council members voted Wednesday night to withdraw a resolution supporting refugee resettlement, bringing an end to a heated, month-long controversy.

Cheers erupted from the audience when newly elected Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad asked the council to withdraw the resolution from consideration. A measure meant to counter statements from Bonner County commissioners and Sheriff Darryl Wheeler opposing the resettlement of refugees, the resolution was intended to restate Sandpoint’s commitments to human rights, according to Rognstad.

“This resolution has only served to divide us and this community,” said Rognstad, as he requested the withdrawal. “That saddens me.”

Once again, anti-refugee activists turned out in force to oppose the resolution and, once again, the council meeting procedure was punctured by applause and shouts. When Rognstad called for order, the crowd responded with catcalls.

There is much more, continue reading here.

We have an extensive archive on Idaho, learn more by clicking here.  Both Boise and Twin Falls are already large resettlement sites.

Be sure to learn more about Jan Reeves who is responsible for refugees going to Idaho.  He was a 2013 Obama Champion of Change, see here.

‘Humanitarianism’ is a cover for big business drivers of more immigration.

For citizens of Idaho and everywhere being confronted with this issue, please be sure to investigate and find out what large industries are driving the resettlement where you live.  Big business including BIG MEAT, Chobani Yogurt, and other manufacturing companies are looking for cheap immigrant labor and the federal resettlement contractors act as ‘head hunters’ for them.

The big business pays low wages and the remainder of the refugee family’s support comes from the taxpayer via welfare, education and medical care.

Also, find out which elected officials are receiving campaign donations from those companies.  Expose them!

9 Responses to “Idaho citizens defeat proposed resolution in support of refugees”

  1. […] including a small contingent who came over from Sandpoint, Idaho (we reported on their situation here).  Almost 20,000 viewed that post on […]


  2. Skip Patel said

    Of course “employment” is subisdised as “training” for at least six months by the Federal and State Governments. If the trainees can be encouraged to quit before the six months…..the cycle begins again with a new crop of refugee “trainees”….at Taxpayer’s expense.

    What a racket!


  3. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted:


    On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 7:10 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “Increasingly city and county governments are making > themselves heard on the issue of UN/US State Department refugee > resettlement for their communities. We told you here recently about Craven > Co. North Carolina considering a resolution opposing more refug” >


  4. “City Council Withdraws Resolution Supporting Refugees”
    Sanity breaks out in Boise. Ironically in same paper, article on growing problem of homeless American citizens in Boise.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. susanne olson said

    thanks–can u list the congresscritters receiving money for refugees coming in???? This would be good to get to Trump.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Paul Nach said

    It might be worthwhile to post this exchange from the Senate Subcommittee hearing regarding the consultative process (not) with local officials and how the State Dept. and VOLAGs do not resettle in areas that are not “welcoming”.

    On October 1, 2015, Larry Bartlett, Admissions Director for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration in the Dept. of State testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chaired by Senator Jeff Sessions.


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