|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 19, 2016 at 6:40 PM|
There is an Alcona County Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday the 21st at 10 am in Harrisville (106 5th Street). Carrie Mullins will be speaking about a Resolution to help prevent the resettlement of refugees in the county. With the aid of Jeff Johnston (Iosco County Republicans Chairman) this resolution passed in Iosco County. A copy of the resolution is below. Please attend if you are interested and able.
We will also be going over this at the Alcona County Republicans meeting on the 26th at the Harrisville Township Hall, 7PM.
Jack Bergman, Sue Allor, Jeff Johnston and Casey Rhodes (Alpena GOP Office Manager) will be at that meeting.
CALL TO ACTION: TELL EVERYONE. We want a big crowd for these speakers. Our meetings are open to the public. EVERYONE is welcome to attend. Even Democrats (as long as they behave).
Alcona County Republicans - Secretary
A RESOLUTION DECLARING ALCONA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONER’S OPPOSITION TO THE RELOCATION OF REFUGEES FROM THE UNITED STATES REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM IN THIS COUNTY AND THE REJECTION OF STATE FUNDS TO ASSIST IN THE PROGRAM
WHEREAS, the Alcona County Board of Commissioners is the elected governing body authorized to adopt appropriate ordinances and resolutions to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the County; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Government has indicated that thousands of refugees from the Middle East will be relocated to the United States in the next few years through the Refugee Resettlement Program; and
WHEREAS, at a hearing held October 22, 2015, FBI Director James Comey issued a warning about the FBI's inability to screen Syrian refugees entering the U.S; and
WHEREAS, this resettlement process will create financial areas of concern with refugees and their families presenting unfunded burdens to schools, law enforcement, living arrangements, and health care providers for the foreseeable future; and
WHEREAS, the Alcona County Board of Commissioners hereby expresses its concern over United States Refugee Resettlement Program, and any possible State expenditures for the program in this county: and
WHEREAS, the Alcona County Board of Commissioners strongly favors a moratorium on all refugees coming into the state until the vetting problems and other problems associated with the Refugee Resettlement Program can be addressed by Congress;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Alcona County Board of Commissioners does not approve of the state proceeding with the United States Refugee Resettlement Program and rejects the expenditure of federal and state funds to assist the United States Refugee Resettlement Program in this County.