Something went wrong with the connection!

South Dakota panel rejects refugee bill

South Dakota panel rejects refugee bill
March 01
05:54 2018

PIERRE, S.D.: A state Senate panel has rejected a bill aiming to suspend refugee resettlement into South Dakota from countries on “any federal travel ban list.”
The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 8-1 against the bill, which would have also directed the state to refuse “chain migration” from citizens of countries on such a list. That system gives advantages to the relatives of legal immigrants.
Matt Konenkamp, a policy adviser to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, asked the panel to oppose the bill, saying the state of South Dakota has no jurisdiction over refugees or immigration policy.
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, which provides resettlement services for refugees, opposed the bill.
Republican Sen. Neal Tapio, the sponsor, has said the federal government doesn’t have the right to “make your neighborhood less safe.”-AP



Related Articles


Please disable your ad blocker to view this site at it’s best, we do not display spam advertisements (Popups & full Page Ads) or any explicit material.
Advertisements serve as a minor source of income for maintaining the website.



Follow us on twiter


Can radical Muslims be made to introspect?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...




Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Your e-mail will be secure with us. We will not share your information with anyone !

Enter your email address:

other subscribing options

Like us on Facebook !

Download Media Kit