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Dalrymple Calls On Obama To Halt Refugee Resettlement

Dalrymple Calls On Obama To Halt Refugee Resettlement

“For generations, our country has welcomed individuals and families seeking safety and asylum within the borders of the United States,” Governor Jack Dalrymple says in a press release today. “However, I am deeply concerned about the recent terrorist attacks carried out in France and the potential for this situation to arise in the U.S., especially

North Dakota Gave Up Oversight Of Refugee Resettlement In 2011

Last night Valley News Live’s Chris Berg had an excellent interview with Rep. Kevin Cramer regarding the refugee resettlement issue. As Rep. Cramer points out, this isn’t an issue without significance for North Dakota. Back in March, SAB readers will remember, ISIS made threats against personnel at the Minot Air Force Base. While Governor Jack

Lutheran Social Services Isn't Busting Any "Myths" About Refugee Resettlement

Yesterday Jessica Thomasson, CEO of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, set out to bust some “myths” about refugee resettlement at an event organized by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce. For instance, Thomasson tried to address the claim that refugees add to crime in North Dakota by citing numbers related to immigration at the

Poll: 57 Percent Of Fargo/Moorhead Area Residents Oppose Refugee Resettlement

Refugee resettlement in the Fargo/Moorhead area has been controversial for decades now, but there hasn’t been a lot of efforts to quantify just how controversial. The folks at Valley News Live have done that, and they found majority opposition. You can read the full polling memo below, which was produced by Mason-Dixon Polling out of

Teacher Bryan Perkins Reinstated After Refugee Student Email, But It's Hardly Time To "Move On"

Yesterday I published an email sent by East Grand Forks teacher Bryan Perkins talking about struggles he’s had with ESL (English as a second language) students, particularly Somali students who Perkins says have poor attendance. That email apparently got Perkins suspended. Today we get news that Perkins is back on the job after public outcry

Read The Email About Refugee Students That Allegedly Got East Grand Forks Teacher Bryan Perkins Suspended

According to WDAZ, a public teacher in East Grand Forks has been suspended, and while the reason for the suspension isn’t being announced officially, indications are that it has to do with an email he signed regarding the attendance of refugee students. WDAZ spoke with Perkins by phone. He said he is not allowed to

Why We Need Transparency: North Dakota Leads The Nation In Per-Capita Refugee Resettlement

“We’re reaching out and trying to help our neighbors,” Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said in response to news that North Dakota leads the nation when it comes to per-capita refugee resettlement. “We have jobs, we have needs, and we’re trying to grow as a state.” I largely agree with Mahoney. An influx of immigrants into

If "New Americans" Aren't A Burden On Their Host Communities, Prove It

“The charge that the decades-long influx of refugees into Fargo has been a burden on taxpayers doesn’t stand up to honest scrutiny,” the Fargo Forum claimed in an editorial over the weekend. “In fact, it’s a myth.” If that’s true, then wonderful. We can all be thankful that refugees settled in the Fargo area by Lutheran