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Letter: Don’t politicize Syrian refugees

Facebook photo: Heather Scott for North Idaho page
Facebook photo: Heather Scott for North Idaho page

Anti-Muslim state Rep. Heather Scott, who helped force us to pay for a special legislative session to renew payments for Idaho child support, is up to her divisive tactics again. This time she wants a special session to address refugee resettlement (a federal program) for those, mostly women and children, fleeing war and oppression in Syria. Fearing an “invasion of our country” by these refugees, she has been invited by the Spokane Interfaith Council to an event at the Spokane Islamic Center to receive information on the estimated 5,000 American Muslims living in the Inland Northwest. The U.S. ensures that refugees receive the most vetting and security screenings of any of the groups that enter our country, a process that takes over 18 months to complete/James Ramsey, of Sandpoint, letter to SR editor. More here.




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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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