The Scott administration is unaware of any plans by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fly illegal migrants from the southwest border to Vermont, Press Secretary Jason Maulucci said Thursday.
Border patrol agents who’ve spent their career protecting the U.S. now face termination if they refuse to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by November. The Biden administration is imposing no vaccination requirements on those entering the U.S. illegally.
“We have a moral obligation to help the people of Afghanistan, who did so much to help us in the War on Terror,” said Governor Phil Scott. “In addition to this being the right thing to do, we know that welcoming more refugees also strengthens communities.”
Afghan refugees are subject to security and health screening performed by Department of Homeland Security officials before they’re evacuated to the U.S. or a third country for additional processing, a Biden administration senior official said.
It’s not enough to set up a government office to deliver services. Director Dolan, backed by the governor, needs to mobilize our institutions of civil society to welcome and assist these Afghan friends of America — refugee priority No. 1.
Illegal migrants apprehended who are found to have committed state offenses such as criminal trespassing, human trafficking and narcotics smuggling are subject to arrest and detention, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.
Two Vermont cities have joined the short but growing list of jurisdictions that allow residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections.
The purpose of the vote was to override Governor Scott’s veto of H.227, which amended the charter of the City of Winooski to allow non-citizens who are legally in the United States and full-time residents of the city to vote in city elections.
“All that’s left to conclude is that some legislators (and the governor) feel the need to lord this one over local communities just because it makes them feel squirmy. And, honestly I get it. Change can do that to you.”
As much as Republicans support the concept of local control, we cannot allow local municipalities to violate the constitution. We take our oaths of office seriously.
“President Biden’s open-border policies have led to a humanitarian crisis at our southern border as record levels of illegal immigrants, drugs, and contraband pour into Texas,” Abbott said in a statement.
The voters of Montpelier invited these immigrants to enjoy full membership in their community, regardless of what stage they were at in the national citizenship process. The governor slammed the door shut on them. And indeed on all the voters in both Montpelier and Winooski.