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Rep. Rosendale Asks Gov. Gianforte for Support to Suspend Afghan Migrants Invading Billings

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) sent a letter to Governor Greg Gianforte (MT) requesting support to stop the federal government from sending Afghan migrants to Billings.

“It is appalling that Biden’s unelected bureaucrats - who have been scheming with far-left NGOs – are jeopardizing the safety of our communities by allowing dangerous migrants to be released into Montana,” said Rep. Rosendale. “The last time migrant resettlement was attempted in Montana, an Afghan migrant raped a young woman.

“The federal government should substantially reduce or zero-out the number of migrants they are sending to Billings to ensure the security of our state. Governor Gianforte is uniquely suited to voice these concerns, and I welcome his support to help fight to protect the people of Montana.”

Read Rep. Rosendale’s letter to Gov. Gianforte HERE.

Key Background:

  • In early October, Rep. Rosendale sent a letter to Robin Dunn Marcos, the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. This letter noted the report of 115 refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Honduras will be placed in Billings, Montana.
  • At the time, high schools in Billings were already well beyond their functional capacity and had never been told how many students they would be expected to support.
  • Placing migrants in cities that do not have the capacity for them will only exacerbate the problem and lead to more homelessness and crime.
  • The last time migrants were resettled in Montana, an Afghan man raped a young woman.
Read Rep. Rosendale’s letter to Director Marcos HERE.