St. Cloud Council Member Calls for Moratorium on Refugee Resettlement
KSTP.com October 18, 2017 A St. Cloud City Council member is calling for a temporary ban on refugee settlement in the city.
St. Cloud can take 225 resettlement refugees each year, according to the refugee resettlement supervisor for St. Cloud.
But Council Member Jeff Johnson wants to know how that number was determined, and is concerned it’s putting excessive demand on local resources.
“It’s 100 percent clear to me local government does play a role in this,” Johnson said at a council meeting earlier this month.
He proposed a resolution recommending the City of St. Cloud place a moratorium on the placement of additional refugees.
The resolution states the overall quality of life for St. Cloud residents will continue to be adversely impaired by excessive demands on local resources.
The issue will be discussed at Monday’s City Council meeting.
From Let Freedom Ring
From Peace In St. Cloud
We need EVERYONE to help us by coming to the October 23rd St Cloud City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. at 400 2nd St S, St Cloud, MN
We will gather early, as there will be much opposition.
They are pulling out all weapons against us and we need to show up and stand up for our Christian freedoms.
We want signs and posters, and everyone to be on message—NO HATEFUL COMMENTS ALLOWED!
All we are asking for is transparency and accountability by our city leaders and for Lutheran Social Services to follow Federal Law 8 US Code 1522.
VOLAG Lutheran Social Services and our St. Cloud Mayor and City Council may be found in violation of this law by their refusal to allow citizen participation in the economic and social upheaval being forced on them.
It has been reported that St. Cloud now has approximately 20,000 refugees living here and most are on assistance. WE were a small town of 50,000 10 years ago and now population estimated at 67,000. Federal law..8 US Code 1522 was adopted for a good reason so that no town would be saturated with peoples that need everything.
Moratorium to be requested on the addition of 225 primary refugees until a full and true costs refugee resettlement is done with the public informed fully. This will have nothing to do with the 20,000 people already here or will be coming through secondary migration. Jeff Johnson and his supporters fully support continued welcoming of these peoples. City planning used to involve knowing the numbers of people that are here now and will be coming. Our Mayor and most council members do not want to know any of this information and certainly do not want their citizens to know. This may be against Federal law…8 US Code 1522.
Please mark your calendars for November 6th..Council chambers at 6:00 pm. Speak during the open forum if you have not already spoken twice this year and attend this important meeting in support of Council member Jeff Johnson.
Our St. Cloud Times true to form with no research into Federal Law..8 US Code 1522 headlines today October 19th paper..”.Leaders call council member’s refugee ban proposal ‘despicable’.” And the renowned organization CAIR that they love to quote as a Leader came out with typical terrorist language …”vote no on the moratorium which is a despicable, racist, Islamophobic, and ill-informed motion targeting refugees.”
Remember CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator with the Muslim Brotherhood at the Hold Land Foundation trial. So the Times likes to quote terrorists to prove their points. No surprise there.
Urge St. Cloud City Council to Vote ‘NO’ on Moratorium on Refugee Resettlement
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/17/2017) – – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) is calling on all Minnesotans to urge the St. Cloud City Council to vote “NO” on a motion calling for a moratorium on refugee resettlement in St. Cloud.
Sources report to CAIR-MN that the anti-refugee motion will be introduced by Councilmember Jeff Johnson (4th Ward) during the next city council meeting taking place on Monday, October 23.
TAKE ACTION – STAND WITH REFUGEES