It is really no surprise, most of the local print media will do this—cave in to Washington and the ruling elites on immigration of any sort with an emotional plea not based on facts—even if the citizens are violently opposed. Seven years ago the local paper where I live did the same thing, but there is no longer a refugee program here.
See our previous coverage of how a Republican governor of Wyoming is begging the feds (the US State Department and the UN) to bring refugees to the only state in the nation that was wise enough to stay out of a program in dire need of a complete overhaul.
From the Casper Star-Tribune (Editorial Board: Wyoming should welcome refugees):
Wyoming must do more to welcome refugees. They are looking to escape the direst of circumstances, from torture to genocide to human trafficking, and we are missing out on the opportunity to help resettle them for everyone’s benefit.
Excuse me while I roll on the floor laughing:
It’s not about welfare. It’s about help in times of horror.
Members of a nongovernmental agency pick up refugees from the airport and take them to an apartment stocked with donations. Refugees begin learning the language, and their children are enrolled in school. They start with food stamps, but for most refugees, government support begins to diminish after eight months. Within four months, they must have jobs. In fact, they’re even required to repay the cost of their plane tickets.
A program would take no state money. The federal government would funnel resettlement money through Wyoming agencies and a nongovernmental organization.
We have thousands of posts on these pages spanning nearly seven years that demonstrate how Wyoming is being sold a bill of goods—won’t cost the state a dime, what a joke!
Why any Republican in his or her right mind would invite the feds to take more control of their state is something I can’t fathom.
Update March 8th: See VDARE for more on this story and how you can help!