Editorial: Pave way for refugees

  • Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD
  • Updated: September 23, 2012 - 5:37 PM

Minnesota lawmaker's bill would streamline processing.

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nicebiscuitsSep. 23, 12 6:27 PM

OK Einstein, with the scarce resources we have you want to GIVE AWAY more to non-citizens? If it comes out of YOUR POCKET and YOU are held accountable for all future outlays, fine. Otherwise stop with the liberal claptrap. We have a hard enough time taking care of our own.

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marcodevichSep. 23, 12 7:49 PM

These refugees should stay back in their home countries and keep trying to change their governments and make life better there, rather than coming here and further draining our shrinking resources.

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jpcooperSep. 23, 12 8:35 PM

No more... We cant take care of ourselves let alone 10's of thousands refugees.

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lordhawhaw1Sep. 23, 1211:09 PM

Virtually every month we hear from the media that the number of new jobs in our economy does not meet the growth of our population. I know of so many people these days that have left the middle class because of lack of employment or under-employment. So have most of you readers; I'll wager. Yet people keep voting for guys like Ellison who are bound and determined to keep bringing in folks to our nation that suck up entry level jobs and our increasingly taxed social services. I don't understand it. Are they trying to wreck our country or get easy and new votes for the donkey party?

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hjlazniSep. 24, 12 8:59 AM

Ellison thinks he is helping the little guy, but actually, he is helping the rich to pay lower wages to their workers.

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whallingSep. 24, 12 9:43 AM

Why are most of Ellison's efforts aimed at helping people that are not US citizens and how does that help Minnesotans?

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sandpoint17Sep. 24, 1210:36 AM

I cannot think of a bill that Ellison proposes that is not directly related to supporting Islam. Muslim immigrants get preferential treatment in coming to the US and are already way over-represented among immigrants. (Try coming from a peaceful country like Chile and wait for 10-15 years for a chance.) The cost effective solution is to simply reduce immigration from violent countries and stop burdening our schools with refugees who are unprepared to deal with the challenges of 21st century life.

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marathongirlSep. 24, 1210:53 AM

"That would make more funds available to states like Minnesota -- with one of the largest per capita populations of refugees in the nation. Between 1999 and 2007 over 34,000 refugees were resettled in Minnesota." - Wow, as others have said, it's time to cut back because our limited resources just can't take it. And what is always forgotten to be said in these articles, is that the federal funds is simply our money, taken by the fed and then doled back to the states as they see fit...It's still our money, coming from us...

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plecksSep. 24, 12 4:04 PM

Sounds like Ellison wants to import more poverty since everyone here is rolling in money these days under Obama. More tax dollar give-aways from the Democrats - who'da thunk it?

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chickfilaSep. 24, 12 4:47 PM

Let's get these immigrants prepared to be democrat voters as soon as possible, right Keith? Why are we importing poverty like this anyway when our economy is so awful?

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