"Kinser attributed the negative reaction by local residents to the refugees as "miseducation and misunderstanding" about the refugees, whom he described as legal immigrants who are just like everybody else looking for a job."
Nooooooooo. With so many in this small town already out of work due to recent plants closings, the last thing they need is people brought in from other, larger, cities to apply for the limited number of job openings. THAT'S why the negative reaction by local residents.
Let me guess...the Mayor of Shelbyville is a DEMOCRAT?
If not that, then WTF is up?
I suspect you’re right. Legally there is no leg to stand on but any rational person would realize that this would breed resentment.
If factories were begging for employees there wouldn’t be an issue.