Refugee Resettlement

Noem Issues Letter Of Consent For Refugee Resettlement

Dec 20, 2019

Governor Kristi Noem has issued a letter of consent for direct resettlement of refugees in South Dakota in 2020.
 
The letter is in response to a September executive order from President Donald Trump requiring consent from state governors as well as consent from county leadership where resettlement occurs.

Betty Oldenkamp is the president of Lutheran Social Services. She says LSS has been working with the Noem administration since the executive order was announced. Oldenkamp says she’s pleased with Noem’s announcement.

News: Dec 7 - 13

Dec 13, 2019
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In this week’s South Dakota news, a civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094, and reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel soon coming to South Dakota?

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In The Moment ... December 11, 2019 Show 717 Hour 2

Does legislation requiring registration of people circulating petitions chill free speech in South Dakota? A civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094.  Reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel coming to South Dakota?  The Dakota Political Junkies join us to discuss the top political topics of the day. We're joined by Mike Card and Jon Schaff. 

In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 2

Roger Whittle, Managing Editor, Watertown Public Opinion, and Jonathan Ellis, Reporter/Columnist, Argus Leader Media, join us for a look at the week's top headlines in state politics. Today's topics include efforts to curb refugee resettlement in the state as well as calls from state lawmakers for school districts to train armed "sentinels."

 

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In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 2

A rural French town is rewriting the way communities deal with refugees. Marie-Pierre Caquot Baggett researched the Peyrelevade Asylum Seeker Center in France. She lectures on the topic at the University of South Dakota Thursday, February 22nd at 7 p.m.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2018 Show 256 Hour 2

According to the U.S. Department of State, resettling refugees "reflects our own tradition as a nation of immigrants and refugees. It is an important, enduring and ongoing expression of our commitment to international humanitarian principles."

In the Moment welcomes Betty Oldenkamp, CEO of Lutheran Social Services in South Dakota for a conversation about refugee resettlement in South Dakota.