Aug 10, 2016

Doing A Reverse Bentley.

No, that's not a dance.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley was recently rebuffed in an effort to block any refugees from Syria from being resettled in this state. The lawsuit he filed using taxpayer monies was tossed out.

But Stateline.org reports some cities are welcoming the refugees with open arms, and they have a profit in mind.

“Every time a refugee rents an apartment, every time a refugee shops for food, there’s some income coming in for the city and going into the tax base,” said  (Eskinder) Negash, now a senior vice president of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a network of groups that help resettle refugees around the country. “There’s a new realization that refugees can be an economic engine for some of these small communities.”

Ellis Island Immigration, early 1900's





 Yes, most of the small towns are in the North, but one is in Georgia. In fact the Mayor of Clarkston, Edward Terry, signed a letter saying he was not only glad to have accepted the refugees, he's ready for more. 

 

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