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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:54 PM

Anti-refugee sentiment from election spills over to states

Source: Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The push to restrict refugee resettlements and immigration in the U.S. that figured so prominently in Donald Trump’s election is now headed to states that are preparing to convene their legislative sessions early next year, immigration advocates said.

In Montana, which took in just nine refugee families from January to early December, about a dozen bill requests related to refugees, immigration and terrorism have been filed ahead of next month’s session. The measures include requiring resettlement agencies to carry insurance that would defray the cost of prosecuting refugees who commit violent crimes and allowing towns and cities to request a moratorium on resettlements in their communities.

Refugee rights advocates say those measures are a sign of what is to come as the anti-refugee rhetoric that featured prominently in the presidential election spills over to statehouses and local governments.

“It’s pretty widely known that this is going to be a hard year for those of us who are seeking to protect the rights of refugees and immigrants,” said S.K. Rossi, advocacy and policy director for the ACLU of Montana.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2016/12/25/anti-refugee-sentiment-from-election-spills-over-to-states/

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DonViejo Dec 2016 OP
Uponthegears Dec 2016 #1
EL34x4 Dec 2016 #2
cstanleytech Dec 2016 #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:20 PM

1. Sanctuary

 

Learn about it, provide it.

Resist

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Response to Uponthegears (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:02 PM

2. You've provided sanctuary to refugees?

 

How does that work in regards to this article?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 05:16 PM

3. Well this should be interesting since the federal government is the one that handles immigration not

the states.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 11:21 AM

4. There isn't one person in this country that hasn't descended from immigration...

except native peoples. That is legally or illegally, as a refugee or a resettlement person.

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