North Dakota: County Commissioner Takes Lutheran Resettlement Agency to Task

I reported here in December that Burleigh County commissioners held a couple of contentious meetings on the question of whether the county would continue receiving refugees under the President’s new reform plan.   Lutheran Social Services recently reported to the commissioners that all was quiet and few refugees were arriving. The headline from the Bismarck … Continue reading North Dakota: County Commissioner Takes Lutheran Resettlement Agency to Task

North Dakota Republican Governor is a Definite Yes for More Refugees

Because of the national attention Burleigh County’s Monday meeting was generating, the governor obviously went to the Administration to get clarification on how the process works and I want to comment on a few items he posted from the governor’s office. But, he hadn’t gotten the clarification when he sent his letter supporting the program … Continue reading North Dakota Republican Governor is a Definite Yes for More Refugees

North Dakota’s Burleigh County Says Yes to More Refugees, Sets a Cap

In a packed meeting room, County Commissioners in Bismarck, voted 3-2 to ‘welcome’ more impoverished refugees to the county in the coming year—25 total they say. As the country watched (even the NY Times was watching) the county leaders took a wishy-washy middle of the road position because as far as I know there is … Continue reading North Dakota’s Burleigh County Says Yes to More Refugees, Sets a Cap