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.
Shame on these governors for opting to join Open Borders Inc. and subjecting their citizens to more social transformation and the fiscal cost of endless third world immigration. But shame on us if they continue to get re-elected. Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Gary Herbert of Utah, Jim Justice of West Virginia, Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Phil Scott of Vermont, and Mike Parsons of Missouri are all up for re-election this year. The primaries are just a few months away. If conservatives can’t even oust RINO governors in states Trump carried by wide margins, like West Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, and Indiana, then there is no future for us in the Republican Party.
Opting out of open borders is our version of a Brexit vote. Are we going to allow the U.N., State Department bureaucrats, and private self-serving taxpayer-funded contractors to transform our neighborhoods with transnational gangs and dozens of foreign languages in our school systems, or will we seize control of our own destiny? Trump gave us that vote by allowing states and counties to decide, but only one side is getting involved.
Trump further has an obligation to make it clear to his voters that if candidates emerge to challenge the open-borders incumbent Republicans, then he will back the challengers and not the incumbents, as he has unfortunately been doing until now. Trump endorsed most of these governors. It’s time he uses his bully pulpit to call them out.
The lesson of this one-sided refugee fight is that while voters changed the face of the Republican Party by electing Trump, no progress has been made down the ballot to send in reinforcements. By Trump signaling that he will always endorse the incumbent, he is dissuading his most ardent supporters from even challenging these swamp creatures. If Trump wants to win re-election and actually implement his agenda, he must empower his supporters to get involved, not sabotage his own agenda by empowering Benedict Arnolds.
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.