Joining our Republican Governor Noem, the Sioux Falls City Council by unanimous vote, and the metro area Minnehaha county commissioners by unanimous vote opted to continue welcoming refugees to our community. These mostly Republican elected officials rejected the anti immigrant Trump moves to reject them. I’m going to my local Ethiopian coffee house to celebrate and then to a local Guatemalan restaurant for lunch. Unlike White House bigot in chief Stephen Miller, we take what Emma Lazarus said on our Statue of Liberty to mean everyone seeking refugee from tyranny and poverty, not just Western Europeans. Thanks to Lutheran Social Services, sponsor of refugees, for helping make our community great.