Rep. Matt Rosendale has just informed Montana that 75 Afghan refugees are being resettled in Montana by the lawless Biden administration.
Rosendale notes that he has vigorously opposed settling the unvetted refugees in Montana.
There is no word yet on where the 75 refugees are headed. In August, the Missoulian reported that “The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Missoula currently has seven Afghan refugees completing processing and is set to receive three more individuals in the near future who will be settling in Montana, some of which are expected to end up in Missoula.”
Here is Rep. Rosendale’s complete statement.
Rep. Rosendale Statement on Afghanistan Refugees in Montana
“Today I learned that 75 refugees from Afghanistan will be arriving in Montana. I strongly oppose the resettlement of these Afghan nationals in Montana.
“Following the Biden Administration’s disastrously mismanaged withdrawal from Afghanistan, I warned that we could not use this Administration’s incompetence to justify flooding our communities with unvetted refugees.
“The traditional vetting process for these individuals is a 14-step procedure, that takes well over a year. The mass evacuation of over 100,000 Afghan nationals in a matter of weeks has made proper vetting of these individuals near impossible.
“At this time, it appears extremely unlikely the Biden Administration properly vetted the Afghan nationals being resettled in Montana. I have advocated that we should try and settle these individuals in other countries around Afghanistan that share their values and culture, especially if we can not ensure proper vetting.
“As elected officials, it is our duty to protect the citizens we represent—and I will not allow this Administration to compromise the safety of Montanans.”
—Representative Matt Rosendale