Utah Governor Tells Trump that His State Wants More Refugees

I told you here a week ago that Refugee Industry political organizers have begun a campaign to get letters from governors in support of more refugees into the White House.

So far, that I know of, the governors of Pennsylvania and Oregon have sent letters at the request of refugee contractors and open borders activists in their state.  Now comes Utah’s Republican governor—Gary Herbert.

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

Gov. Gary Herbert wants more refugees to resettle in Utah

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wrote a letter to President Donald Trump asking that more refugees be sent to Utah to resettle, saying there is plenty of room and resources for those in need.

Birds of a feather! Mitt Romney endorsed Herbert for governor in 2009.

The Oct. 24 letter comes after the Trump administration cut the number of refugees the United States would accept over the next year to 18,000, and as the number of displaced people across the world has reached more than 70 million, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wrote a letter to President Donald Trump asking that more refugees be sent to Utah to resettle, saying there is plenty of room and resources for those in need.

I guess we can add Utah to the list of states that have run out of vulnerable Americans to care for!

The Oct. 24 letter comes after the Trump administration cut the number of refugees the United States would accept over the next year to 18,000, and as the number of displaced people across the world has reached more than 70 million, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

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The same day the Trump administration announced those reduced refugee program numbers, it also issued an executive order giving states the power to accept refugees — or not.

Former refugee from Somalia, Aden Batar, runs the refugee resettlement program for Catholic Charities in Utah.

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Aden Batar, director of Migration and Refugee Services for Catholic Community Services in Utah, said he’s seen firsthand that fewer refugees are coming into the state and applauds Herbert for his effort to get more to settle here.

He said Utah has enough jobs, housing and other resources to accommodate a larger influx of refugees.

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This isn’t the first time Herbert has spoken out on behalf of refugees.

In 2015, he broke ranks with many of his Republican counterparts in other states by not trying to block Syrian refugees from resettling in Utah after deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

More here.

You can see a copy of the letter itself at the Salt Lake Tribune.  One question I would put to governors who write a mealy-mouth letter is this:

Put a number on it!  How many refugees does Utah want?  

If you are wondering, the Mormon church is not a resettlement agency yet, but they do give handsomely to some of the nine supposed ‘religious charities’ that monopolize all refugee resettlement in America.

See my archive on Utah hereYou will see they have had their share of problems with refugees and not all refugees in Utah are happy!

I’m going to post a sidebar here at RRW with a list of governors who have told the President they want MORE refugees.  If you see a news story in your state about your governor opposing the President on refugee admissions, please send it my way.

2 thoughts on “Utah Governor Tells Trump that His State Wants More Refugees

  1. Utah asks New York to stop resettling homeless in its state.

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/26/nyc-homeless-initiative-sends-people-across-us-without-telling-receiving-cities/
    https://kutv.com/news/local/new-york-city-is-secretly-shipping-tens-of-thousands-of-its-homeless-to-utah-other-states 2News is currently working on an investigation into SOTA families sent to Utah. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan called the “Special One-Time Assistance Program (SOTA).” De Blasio’s SOTA program gives homeless families a year’s worth of rent.

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