Sarah Brown, Washington State Area Coordinator with Amnesty International, requested that the City of Chehalis adopt a resolution in support of refugees at the council meeting Monday evening. 

“My request today is for the City of Chehalis adopt a refugee resolution, if possible,” said Brown.

“This refugee resolution will be non-binding and will show support for refugee settlements. It is critical that we do sponsor refugees as far as sponsoring their locations.”

Brown talked about the rigorous six-step process refugees have to go through before they are allowed to come to the  United States. Resettlement agencies, churches, amnesties will sponsor them when they get here. They have 90 days to find a job and the children will go to school.

“Refugees don’t leave their country because they get up one day and say ‘Oh I’m going to Chehalis.’ That doesn’t happen. They leave because there is conflict or fear of their government and the sad part is that today most refugees are children,” she said. 

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grammapenny

[censored][censored] Absolutely not. There are enough illegals here as it is.

Billnewberr

Squanto, also known as Tisquantum, was a Native American of the Patuxet tribe who acted as an interpreter and guide to the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth during their first winter in the New World; nowhere in our history books does it say that the Native Americans or their interpreter assumed that we were illegals nor did they ask if we had a green card. Now maybe you xenophobiaists should think about those facts before your fears an hate take over.

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