Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) in position to reform refugee program (if he had a will to do it)

Refugee Resettlement Watch

This is another in my series on Congress and the budget process as it relates to the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program (RAP).  See Texas last week, here.

Simpson represents Idaho’s 2nd District which wikipediadescribes below:

In addition to Boise….

Other major cities in the 2nd district include Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls, and Rexburg. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a strong presence in the district; a member of the LDS Church has represented this district continuously since 1951.  [See our recent postabout the increasing role of the Mormon church in resettlement of third worlders to America—ed]

mike-simpson-cropped-proto-custom_28 Rep. Mike Simpson has been in Idaho politics since 1980. He could help reform the Refugee Admissions Program if he had a will to do so. If I lived in the district I would be researching which industries looking for cheap immigrant labor support his…

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