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Bonner Co: Stop refugee resettlement

Bonner County commissioners are calling for the resettlement of refugees from Iraq and Syria to stop. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Monday echoing Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's call for the immediate halt of resettling new refugees until vetting rules can be reviewed. The resolution says that approximately 4 million Syrian nationals have fled the country since 2011 and that there is a concern that members of terrorist organizations could infiltrate the country by posing as a refugee/Associated Press. More here.


D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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