Bigoted North Dakota County could be the first to ban new refugees

Reuben Panchol will go before Burleigh County (North Dakota) commissioners to tell his story and try to persuade them to continue accepting refugees.

Reuben Panchol left war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child and immigrated to the Midwest.

“I am an American citizen, a North Dakotan,” said Panchol, a 38-year-old father of four. “And without North Dakota, I couldn’t have made it.

Associated Press:

Burleigh County, North Dakota is home to about 95,000 people and the capital city of Bismarck. It could become the first local government ban refugees since President Donald Trump issued an executive order making it possible.

It is assumed the county will vote to ban future refugees from settling in the area.

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