Conservative Review does a masterful job of exposing the 15 Republican governors who are asking for more refugee resettlement in their red states.
The question is, “Why?”
Here is the answer from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey: Read the full Arizona Initial Resettlement Consent letter he sent to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo which contains these words: “Throughout our nation’s history, the United States has been a refuge for individuals fleeing religious and political persecution in their homeland, and Arizona has historically been one of the most welcoming states in terms of the number of refugees resettled here.”
The fact is, the word “refugee” is loosely used to describe illegal aliens who have been coached by their legal advocates to claim asylum status. This has been ongoing. In 2014, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives held hearings on the topic, “Asylum Fraud: Abusing America‘s Compassion?”
On April 6, 2019 the situation in the Arizona border county of Yuma, had grown so dire Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls issued this Proclamation of Emergency declaring an emergency situation exists due to the mass release of migrant* families into the city of Yuma, exceeding the ability to provide adequate services while protecting the health, safety and welfare of people and property located in the city of Yuma.” Nicholls guardedly avoided using the word, “citizens.”
On December 19, 2019, Yuma Mayor Nicholls mysteriously withdrew his emergency declaration, though the border was still a sieve.
For a walk back in time, on January 28, 2013 we posted, “McCain tells GOP it must accept amnesty,” McCain and Flake preempt Obama by leading Democrats on amnesty. It generated 67 responses.
In 2018, the Daily Caller reported on a collection of activist groups known as “March Without Borders” organizing a march in California to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet “asylum seekers” from a much publicized, massive caravan. Immigration lawyers ready to advise the illegal hordes on the best way to submit asylum applications to U.S. immigration authorities were part of the procession.
*Mayor Nicholls’ word. Seeing Red AZ only uses the term “migrant” when describing the migrating swallows that return to Mission San Juan Capistrano from Goya, Argentina each year.