Refugees

The Costs and Benefits of Somali Refugees: Part 2

Featured image Scott wrote this morning about the costs of Minnesota’s Somali refugee population to the state. He discussed, among other things, an article in today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune that contains information about the cost of welfare benefits to Minnesota’s Somali refugee population. The Strib’s spin on the issue is a positive one: yes, temporary welfare costs are high, but just wait until all those refugees go to work and benefit the »

The Silly Sweden Flap

Featured image The liberal media’s war on the Trump administration has become comical in its monomania. The latest skirmish is over this riff from Trump’s triumphant speech in Melbourne, Florida: Here’s the bottom line. We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening. We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would »

The left’s view of refugees, then and now

Featured image Richard Pollock at the Daily Caller offers this flashback — one that’s not without irony: Despite today’s outrage over President Donald Trump’s refugee executive order, many liberals in 1975 were part of a chorus of big name Democrats who refused to accept any Vietnamese refugees when millions were trying to escape South Vietnam as it fell to the communists. They even opposed orphans. The chorus was led by Jerry Brown »