Why Were We So Scared to Have a Debate Over Refugee Resettlement?

Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken voiced his opposition to new refugee resettlements at a Burleigh County Commission meeting in Bismarck on Dec. 9, 2019. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service

It’s almost as though the Trump administration, by giving locals a degree of autonomy when it comes to resettlement, has revealed that resettlement isn’t nearly as controversial as we may think.

That seems like a pretty good outcome, doesn’t it? Granted, some continue to oppose resettlement quite vocally, but since not one state or local government in the country so far has used the veto President Trump gave them, I think we can conclude that their viewpoint is not the majority viewpoint.

That’s something we know now. Thanks to President Donald Trump.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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