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Editorial asks Tenn. Attorney General Herbert Slatery to not participate in anti-refugee scheme

The Tennessee legislature measure to force the state attorney general to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement is based on two erroneous contentions: 1) that forcing states to provide Medicaid services to refugees amounts to unconstitutional coercion, and 2) that the federal government has violated the law by not consulting with the state on refugee resettlement. 268 more words


Friday Crossword -- May 20 -- NYTimes No. 0415

Friday Crossword — May 20 — NYTimes No. 0415
I am a day late. I had no time on Friday to solve the crossword. I did take a short look at it on Friday morning, and quickly noticed I didn’t know any of the words. 766 more words

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ORR Annual Reports to Congress are very useful

Someone asked me today where to find the number of refugees who were resettled in each state in the US over the years and it reminded me that we have many many new readers every day who are just beginning to try to get a handle on how the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program works. 296 more words

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North Dakota update: seems that very few elected officials have a clue about what ol' Teddy and Joe created

Back in 1980 when Jimmy Carter signed the monster into law (after it was pushed through the Senate by Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden) everyone jumped on board (every state but Wyoming!) and figured this was just one of those warm and fuzzy feel-good plans from Washington. 620 more words

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Judge releases Somali 'asylum seeker' even though ORR said he was an adult, not a teen

Wow! Check out this story from Seattle—first, because it gives us a few clues about Unaccompanied Alien Minors, not all from Central America and Mexico, who know how to game the system, and secondly because… 486 more words

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Kansas' withdrawal from resettlement program had nothing to do with “safety and security”

It turns out that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s declaration not to help Syrian refugees resettled to the state disqualified Kansas from receiving federal refugee assistance funds since the Office of Refugee Resettlement prohibits discrimination on the basis of nationality.  271 more words