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Now 18 of 27 GOP governors are requesting refugee resettlement – without any dissent

Shutting down the refugee resettlement scam and transformation of our communities was one of Trump’s campaign promises. Unfortunately, when it comes to the key issues that propelled Trump into office, elected Republicans side with Democrats. Nowhere is this more evident than on the issue of refugee resettlement.

Last week, I reported that, despite record illegal immigration draining resources in the states, 15 GOP governors requested refugee resettlement, after the State Department required their consent in order for contractors to begin resettling in a given jurisdiction. Now, as conservatives remain complacent in this fight, 18 GOP governors have requested resettlement:

As you can see, most of these governors reside in states Trump carried by overwhelming margins. That is the result of Trump voters lulled into a false sense of security that Trump alone can stop the open-borders movement. However, the other elected GOP officials have not become more Trumpian in recent years.

Not only are GOP governors consenting to refugee resettlement, but even Republican-controlled counties are lining up for the social transformation. Pursuant to Trump’s executive order, refugees cannot be settled in a given county without the consent of the county’s governing body, in addition to the governor’s overall statewide consent. While most counties have remained silent, Twin Falls County, Idaho, just sent its consent to the State Department. Trump carried this county by 46 points, the same margin by which he carried Burleigh County, North Dakota, another red county that agreed to resettle more refugees. Who needs Democrats?

Just nine of the 27 GOP governors remain on the sidelines, and none have definitively rejected resettlement. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is the biggest remaining fish, given that Texas has been the largest refugee resettlement state. How hard could it be for him to announce that in light of record high illegal immigration straining local Texas communities beyond belief this year, the state will not accept more refugees? Remember, what we must deal with from south of the border is just as costly as refugee resettlement and greater in numbers than what Europe deals with in terms of either refugees or illegal immigration. It makes no sense to bring in more people from another hemisphere when we are dealing with our own refugee problem from Central America.

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