Scott James Opposes Palestinian Refugee Placement in Colorado

JOHNSTOWN, Colo. – Over the weekend, Washington Democrats made it clear that they don’t just want a ceasefire when it comes to the war in Israel, but they also want to lead the charge in welcoming more than a million Palestinian refugees into our country. 

As reported in the New York Post, Congressman Jamaal Bowman from New York (yes, that Jamaal Bowman) called on “the international community as well as the United States” to be prepared to welcome Palestinian refugees fleeing the war. 

The problem is: America can’t afford to take in more people. Colorado’s governor has repeatedly sided with the Biden administration, offering his full support  for the Democrat-controlled White House when they announced temporary protected status for Venezuelan migrants last month. 

That’s why Scott James, candidate for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, is taking a stand and calling on our leaders to oppose the placement of Palestinian refugees in Colorado. 

“The United States has, for too long, acted as the world’s savior to the detriment of its own people,” James said in a statement. “In Colorado, we have serious problems pertaining to homelessness, an opioid epidemic, and buses of illegal immigrants making their way through our communities. While I sympathize with the plight of women and children caught in the crosshairs of terrorists, it’s up to others, not the United States to step into the gap. That’s why I’m calling on Governor Polis, Yadira Caraveo, and other leaders at home and in Washington to prioritize the folks in our communities and say no to more refugees.”