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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:26 PM

Trump admin weighs letting states, cities deny entry to refugees approved for resettlement in U.S.

Source: NBC

The Trump administration is considering a new policy that would allow state and local jurisdictions to deny entry to refugees who have been approved for resettlement in the United States, according to a draft of an executive order obtained by NBC News.

According to the draft, "the federal government will resettle refugees only where both the relevant state and local governments have consented to participate" in the program that allows refugees to resettle. The plans are currently out for review by lawyers and counterparts at various government agencies, a senior DHS official said.

If a state or local jurisdiction does not agree to take in refugees, the federal government will have to find another location, according to the draft. An exception to this rule would be made in the case of resettling spouses or children of refugees already settled.

Refugee rights organizations have long advocated for refugees to be relocated in areas where there are already refugees of the same country living to create a sense of community for those fleeing violence and persecution.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-weighs-letting-states-cities-deny-entry-refugees-approved-n1044801?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Mrs. Overall Aug 21 OP
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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:29 PM

1. Wow! He has to please his racist base.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:39 PM

2. LOL. Sure. Why not "allow state and local jurisdictions to deny entry to" black people?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:48 PM

3. It's probably just as well.

Would we really want to send any refugee into a city/state where they're not wanted?

They will be better off in places where we have open minds and hearts.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:20 PM

4. Kind of like the olden dayz

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:24 PM

5. Never heard of people being denied entry to a state

Do they have border walls too? I am not stopped when going into another state. No authority says "Where's your papers?"

This is just gratuitous escalation. People move and settle freely, where they can afford or where they want. Churches sometimes help refugees. Now they have to answer to the states?

No. Just no. This is an insane policy.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:02 PM

6. Jim Crow much?

If States and cities can determine what type of refugee they want, it's only a short stones throw before they can discriminate citizens based on "desirable" and "undesirable" qualities.

I know, this sounds like the logical fallacy of a slippery slope, but when you consider the times is it really a logical fallacy?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:38 AM

7. In contravention of international treaties we've signed and laws we have on the books.

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