“The United States government is now distributing thousands of “Syrian” “refugees” all over the country as part of the Refugee Resettlement Program. A lot of small communities are having culture-enrichers dumped on them without having any say-so in the process. The government puts the new arrivals in public housing and hands them their EBT cards, and the feds pay the tab for the first six months. After that the local authorities are on their own, and have to find the money themselves — for more police officers, medical care, interpreters, special needs teachers, whatever their new guests require.
But it doesn’t have to happen that way; it depends on the local government. The feds have to work with the localities in order to resettle the migrants, and it’s up to a local town council or board of supervisors whether or not the opinions of citizens are taken into account.
When Washington proposed sending refugees to Lawrenceville, a small town in Southside Virginia, the local government held a public meeting to get its citizens’ opinions. The townspeople of Lawrenceville made their feelings felt, and the town decided to decline any refugees sent by the feds. So it can be done.
But that’s not the way it happened in Rutland, Vermont. The federal government, through the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, assigned 100 refugees to Rutland, and the town council accepted them without telling the public until after the deal was done.”
Be sure to listen to this refugee worker in the last few seconds of this 3 minute video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAyAHhUxaW8
Posted on May 28, 2016 by Baron Bodissey at GatesofVienna.