Minneapolis October 11, 2019 (CABNC) US President Donald Trump has told a campaign rally in Minneapolis that he will push for stringent controls over the resettlement of Somali refugees in the state of Minnesota which hosts one of the largest populations of Somali refugees in the United States.
He touted his record of reducing refugee settlement in America by 85% since taking office at the rally held on Thursday.
For many years leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and tax payers. I promise you as president I will give local communities a greater say in refugee policy and put in place enhanced vetting and responsible immigration control.”
Since coming to office I have reduced refugee settlement by 85%. And as you know, maybe especially in Minnesota, I kept another promise, I issued an executive action making clear that no refugee will be resettled in any city or any state without the express, written consent of that city or state. So speak to your mayor.”
Trump vows to crack down on Somali refugees in a city with one of the largest Somali populations in the country pic.twitter.com/xXM3pffCef
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2019
The President did not spare Democratic representative Ilhan Omar, a politician of Somali heritage who represents the area where the rally was held, calling her a “disgrace”.