Governor Daugaard Won’t Refuse Syrian Refugees

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Many Governors are protecting their states by refusing to accept Syrian Refugees.

 (picture from Fox and Friends)

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is not one of them.

The best he seems able to do is “We have to wait and see”.  Its one thing to not be a leader, but in this case, its even worse not to at least be a follower.  A growing number of Governors are taking a principled stand to reject the Obama policy of infiltrating America with potential terrorists.  Governor Daugaard should follow their lead, and protect the people of South Dakota.

South Dakota should refuse Syrian refugees.

Please call today and tell Governor Daugaard he needs to take a stand against terrorism, refuse Syrian refugees and protect South Dakota.

contact Governor Daugaard

SD State Refugee Coordinator: Tim Jurgens 605-731-2015
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Kristin Rounds 605-773-4470
ORR Regional Representative: Dee Daniels Scriven 303-844-1147

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30 comments for “Governor Daugaard Won’t Refuse Syrian Refugees

  1. Justin
    November 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    So you want to let these refugees into our state? You want to give them housing? You want to give them welfare? you can’t even give that to the people of the state already. Why would you help outsiders rather than the people of the red, white, and blue? As of right now you will be considered no better than the dirt on my shoes like the “Commander and Chief” of this country. While we have homeless veterans and children everywhere, you want to help people that have done not one damn thing for this country other than put us all in fear? How about we send you and said “Commander and Chief” over seas and see if your mind changes. What’s gonna happen when all this shit blows up and people die in mass numbers because of a foolish mistake? Where has our country gone? Why is it being ran by idiots who can’t see what’s at risk? It should be our people before others. This country was once great. Now we’re stuck with idiots that we trusted. That war is not our place. Why did we even get involved? Questions that I bet nobody has the answers to. For the safety of our people and our country do the right thing and refuse to allow and give my tax money to people who can’t be trusted.

  2. Kirk Berge
    November 18, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    In your time as governor of our state, you have had to make some difficult choices. This is another one of them. I have not always agreed with all of them but, i have respected them because you thought it was best for our state. This one I can not have the same respect for. Please change your mind on this one. Don’t take any chances. We have a safe state, and I think all South Dakotans would like to keep it that way. We don’t want them, nor do we need them.

  3. Nancy Cuppy
    November 18, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Maybe we should learn from this article.

    Mass Immigration and the Undoing of Europe

  4. margie
    November 18, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I support Gov. Daugard on this issue. I rarely agree with his positions, but on this he has it right. People–stop the fear mongering.

  5. Valarie
    November 18, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Terrorists hide anywhere and everywhere .. They could be hiding amongst the refugees and by allowing them in is a big risk to take . They will find ways to get onto our soil but please don’t freely let them in if we cannot check them out. They hid amongst those in Paris

  6. Z. Christy
    November 18, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I have never been more proud of our state than right now. Thank you for making the right decision, Governor. People are responding irrationally and with fear despite the fact that the refugees don’t pose a threat. They’re fleeing from a war torn country where they face starvation, or conscription. Many are educated, skilled workers, and all are simply looking for a safe place to call home.

    This is a rare opportunity for South Dakota to show that it welcomes people in need of shelter. Years from now people will look back and realize this was the obvious decision all along.

  7. Juli Brown
    November 18, 2015 at 7:14 am

    We have plenty in our own state that we could be taking care of and lend a helping hand to!!! Why must we always take better care of people from other countries then we do our very own. We have people in our own state of SD that we do not take care of…we have homeless, Vets that don’t have homes, vets that need help …people that are just plain down and out …yet you want to allow these people in?! Please listen to our veterans that have posted above….they speak the truth. Listen to the people that have spoken in your state THE CITIZENS OF SD DON’T WANT THEM….. I guess Im sorry that I voted for you….

  8. Andrew L'Amour
    November 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Dear Gov Daugaard – 750,000 refugees have come to these shores since 9/11. not one has been a terrorist. we are admonished by our Christian bible to take care of the stranger, the homeless and hungry. what kind of a nation are we becoming when we turn our backs on people? do you recall that in 1938 the majority of people refused to accept Jewish refugees? do you remember how that worked out? recall these words from Emma Lazarus on our Statue of Liberty:
    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    are you willing to stand beside those who turn their back on our Statue of Liberty? or will you stand for that shining city on the hill America the land of the free and the home of the brave. be brave. don’t get caught up in the emotion of fear and hatred for political purposes.

    • Teresa
      November 18, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Couldn’t have said it better myself! So happy to see others with hearts not hardened by fear. These are living breathing human being worthy of protection and safety…

  9. November 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Gov. Daugaard
    We have enough problems with our welfare system and providing housing for the needy people whiteout them.
    It looks to my that there is a high potential for terrorists to be imbedded with them. I don’t see any women or children or older people on the TV when they show the groups of these people. Please join the other governors and send a message to Washington.

  10. Joan
    November 17, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Please change your mind and do not let those refugees into our state, we have a bad president, we don’t need a bad Governor

  11. Judy Strough
    November 17, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Keep them out of the state for our people’s protection.

  12. marie
    November 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Please don’t bring to them, protect our kids we don’t need be scared all time, because some crazy decide have to kill some body, needed protect to us, a lot people need help ready American citizens like veterans, child with special needs, old people need better conditions….

    November 17, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I admire Governor Daugaard for standing up for the oppressed. Please let me know if you may my assistance helping them with adjustment in South Dakota. Thank you. As a former Refugees 27 years ago, my job is to advocate for the members to feel that they are part of this great state. South Dakotan are overall nice people and they are kind to their neighbors.
    I thank you for your services to the people of South Dakota.

  14. Rene
    November 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Governor Daugaard. How out of touch with reality are you? You are putting America at risk allowing these refugees in your state. You are setting you state up for serious trouble. I don’t want to be in fear for my life when I come to Sioux Falls to shop. Look at the state of this city already and the rise in crime, murder theft that already is occurring. I remember when this city was rated #1 place to raise a family. That isn’t true anymore. This city has been ruined by the current high rate of immigrants. And now you want to accept more problems and potential danger. Don’t be a fool man. You obviously don’t give a crap about your family. But I do mine. You must rethink this ridiculous stupid decision before its to late.

  15. November 17, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    No refugees from Syria. Sorry it is too much the risk.

  16. Kevin Schuster
    November 17, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    don’t bring these people to south dakota !!! we already have to many problems in this state .. we also don’t need to be giving handouts to these people . we need to help our veterans !!! and second these people are they going to get jobs ?? or sit around ?? my main concern is i have a lot of fame.y in this state and we don’t need anymore terrorists here !!

  17. Matt Buck
    November 17, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Keep them out of our state and our country!! Trump 2016!!

  18. Malcolm Haugen
    November 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Let’s make this simple. I spent a portion of my last seven years of my military career in the Middle East and Africa. Specifically Desert Storm And Resore Hope in Somalia. My feelings as well as thousands of veterans across the state of South Dakota I am sure they feel much the same way I do. Until you can verify the background of these refugees, which you can not, you are possibly endangering hundreds, maybe thousands of innocent South Dakotans. As a representative of thousands of South Dakota veterans, we strongly recommend that no refugees be allowed in our state for a indefinite period of time. We owe it to our citizens and children. Do not allow this to happen.

  19. Ronald Capps
    November 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Gov. Daugaard,

    NO REFUGEES HERE IN SOUTH DAKOTA!! They are a clear and present danger to the western way of life. Please change your mind about this incredibly stupid position.

  20. Brendan Woodruff
    November 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    For a bunch of so-called patriots, you seem to be giving into fear that a few refugees may be bad people and forgetting that we’re supposed to be the “home of the free and the BRAVE.”

  21. Jo Paterson
    November 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Gov. Daugaard,
    I voted for you because I thought you shared my family’s values, were patriotic, and would look out for what is best for South Dakota families. It is clear to me and MANY other South Dakotans that your interest is not in leading this state in protecting itself from the threat of terror, but to appease the federal government by risking the lives of those who voted for you. You have lost my vote unless something is done to protect South Dakota families. You have no idea who these refugees are and have no way of knowing with certainty that they will not harm the people of South Dakota with terrorists acts. DO NOT let any Syrian refugees into our homeland, DO NOT put our children at risk, DO NOT put your political agenda above your constituents safety!!

  22. November 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Gov. Daugaard if I gave you a bag of grapes and told one of them is poison. Would you eat them and hope you didn’t get the bad one or would you toss them all out. Don’t play Russian Roulette with South Dakotan’s lives say NO to Syrian Refugees. It’s not worth the risk.

  23. Nikki
    November 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I do not want these refugees coming here!! Get on board with other states!! Let’s not keep showing others how dumb SD is!!!

  24. Valerie L Campbell
    November 17, 2015 at 11:36 am

    We should form our own militia’s and practice marksmanship. Finding our best places for sniper nests and high ground for defenses against any uprising in our state! We can exclude muslims since we are private “club”. you get what I’m talking about.

  25. Tony pataky
    November 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Please protect our country and our state of SD. We don’t need anymore stress in our lives. They are using every means to come into our country and cause destruction. Any American death will be on your shoulders. Do you want to live with that?
    United States Air Force Veteran!

  26. Tonya britton
    November 17, 2015 at 9:27 am

    To the governor. ….take a stand not only for our country but your family and friends .our own president isn’t doin anything bout this situation so we as a country and US citizens need to take control. Do not allow Syrian refugees into SD .I’ve lived and raised my kids my kids in SD all my life because I believed this was one of the safest states in the US .I’ve bent over backwards to protect my kids ,I’m a single mother of 3 kids and not about to back down now ,so please do what’s right .

  27. Ron
    November 17, 2015 at 7:33 am


    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ 41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

  28. November 17, 2015 at 6:45 am

    “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson

    How can you protect the people under your charge from the infiltration of terrorists when you run and hide from decision-making?

    Dennis Daugaard is not a leader. He is a follower, a follower of the path of least resistance, a follower of what he perceives will make him most look like “a good guy.”

    It’s sad when an average person lives like this. It’s pathetic and derelict when a person in a position of authority lives like this.

    • Z. Christy
      November 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      No part of that Thomas Jefferson quote mentioned that you should only care for the people who are governed. Jefferson was referring to all Humans, not just the ones you like. I don’t think he’s appreciate you twisting his words.

      Daugaard is a bigger man than you or any of the other Governers banning immigrants for that matter. Nobody is at risk by letting them in as no Syrian immigrant has proved a danger to national security. Even France has opened up their borders again. I stand by Daugaard in his decision. He’s putting Humanitarianism and kindness above pressure from people like you.

      He’s also a better Christian than so many of these so called “Believers”.

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