To the Editor:
Why not welcome refugees to Ripon? I will give you 376 reasons why.
First off, the 13 U.S. Service members that died due to the incompetence of the Biden Administration’s handling of the Afghan pullout. As a Marine Veteran myself, the 11 Marines that died have already been pushed aside and that is a tragedy.
Next, we have 363 Americans that the U.S. State Department announced this past week they are in contact with to get removed from Afghanistan. How about we focus on them before we push this leftist “refugee” resettlement idea?
We never asked for them to be sent to Fort McCoy, they were just dropped on our state by an incompetent Biden Administration that is proving they have no idea what they are doing, and now we must pay to resettle them? We can barely take care of our own Wisconsin residents, our homeless, our mentally ill, those that really need assistance. But somehow, we must give homes, clothes, food, and jobs to them?
I doubt the 12,600 had the proper paperwork filled out or were properly vetted to be called “refugee” to legally land on our soil. After all, that is what is supposed to happen according to our immigration laws that Democrats seem to completely ignore. Just look at our Southern Border where no less than 1.7 million have crossed illegally just since Biden took office. What about them?
When will the plight of ‘Americans’ come first? I am first generation American; you know.
— Pete Papageorge