Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch reported that Cass County in North Dakota is planning on voting for more refugee resettlement. However, it is facing several obstacles at the moment.
North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum took a lukewarm approach to the resettlement issue by allowing this practice to continue so long as local jurisdictions approve.
With Cass County originally set on approving resettlement, Burgum would have likely let the refugee resettlement go through in North Dakota. As Corcoran notes, “Unless the governor changes his mind, North Dakota taxpayers will be continuing to prop up a 4-decades-old federal program that was never supposed to be a burden on local and state taxpaying citizens.”

However, this move was met with considerable resistance. Citizens of Bismarck “came out in force” to get the county commission to reconsider bringing in more refugees. The commissioners ended up deciding to table the decision for the time being.

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