Update: See Breitbart’s story about the withdrawal out just this afternoon, here.
Maine’s Governor Paul LePage deserves praise for at least rocking the boat in Maine regarding the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program, but as he withdraws the state, the federal government will simply assign a non-profit federal contractor (probably Catholic Charities) to run the program.
Too bad we don’t have 50 governors like LePage!
Maine will thus become a so-called Wilson-Fish state. If the governor then sues the feds, as Tennessee is doing, then he has a fighting chance for a real showdown over states’ rights.
Here is the news from WMTW (ABC)yesterday:
Gov. Paul LePage wrote to President Barack Obama on Friday, saying Maine is pulling out of the federal refugee resettlement program.
“I have lost confidence in the federal government’s ability to safely and responsibly run the refugee program and no longer want…
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