“It’s not lost on me the refugees people have such a problem with have black and brown skin.”
(Commissioner Beth Olson speaking in support of refugees for Louisa County)
A week ago, before I was called away for a (happy) family duty, I told you that the St. Louis County, Minnesota County Commission was planning to vote on an issue they tabled months ago—the question is should the county in northern Minnesota open its arms to refugees, or not?
Those who do not want the social and economic burden of ‘welcoming’ third worlders to northern Minnesota came out strongly in advance of the vote.
On Wednesday the Grand Forks Herald gave this report:
Topic of refugees raises citizen voices in St. Louis County
VIRGINIA, Minn. — Throughout most of April and May, only one person who wasn’t previously scheduled to do so spoke on record to the St. Louis County Board.
As the board had gone straight to web-based conferencing once COVID-19 emerged, constituents held back, mostly emailing and voicing their opinions privately to commissioners.
But that changed Tuesday as calls poured in to the site of the board’s remote meeting at the Virginia Government Services Center.
An unofficial count of 94 residents spoke or left voicemails that were aired during the daylong meeting.
“I thought we’d have more calls — I expected more,” board chair Mike Jugovich said, still pleased people seized the opportunity.
The callers were fueled by months of anticipation around the topic of refugee resettlement consent.
And while the board voted to file the issue away with county administration, citing a federal court injunction nullifying a President Donald Trump executive order, people were heard.
“I’d like to express my disdain for refugees coming to St. Louis County; they can go elsewhere,” said one Mountain Iron caller.
“It’s a disgrace they’re being shoved down our throat,” another woman said. “Nobody wants them here; put them in Minneapolis.”
Commissioner Beth Olson refuted doubts about vetting, saying refugees were vetted by nine agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service.
“It’s not lost on me the refugees people have such a problem with have black and brown skin,” Olson said.
It is not lost on the citizens of St. Louis County*** that the Left’s insatiable desire for diversity destroys the social fabric of communities.
Just look at the photos and videos coming out of Minneapolis in the last couple of days! Any sane person would not want this coming to their towns and cities.
When Trump is gone…..
One of the most persistent arguments, by those who want more refugee resettlement for a given location use, is that the Trump Executive Order (requiring approval by the local county government for refugee resettlement) is tied up in the courts and besides so few refugees are coming now anyway.
Don’t fall for that argument to dodge the issue.
I can’t express strongly enough how important it is for groups like those who took to the streets this week and peacefully demonstrated in Virginia, MN are helping to insure that the message gets out—find another resettlement location in future!
If the Dems win in November, the future is only months away!
Joe Biden says he will open the doors to 125,000 third worlders in year one.
Or, it might be 2025 that the flood gates open!
Whichever it is, from past experience, I have found that the resettlement contractors and the feds will stay away from towns and cities they see as clearly ‘unwelcoming’ because they will still have plenty of locations eager to welcome the multi-cultural Nirvana they foolishly dream of—like the one they have been growing and nourishing for years in Minneapolis!
P.S. Work to make sure Ms. Olson is not elected again!
*** Sorry, I had the county name wrong in my first version of this post!