Times-News: Refugee Center Opponents File New Ballot Initiative in Twin Falls 

click to enlarge - Hundreds of people from across the state gathered at the Idaho Capitol to show solidarity with the Gem State refugee community. -  - HARRISON BERRY
  • Harrison Berry
  • Hundreds of people from across the state gathered at the Idaho Capitol to show solidarity with the Gem State refugee community.


Opponents of the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center have filed a second ballot initiative that would ban such centers in Twin Falls County in the future, the Twin Falls Times-News reports.

The new measure follows in the wake of a previous proposal critics said was legally unenforceable, as it illegally bound the actions of future lawmakers.

According to the Times-News, the ballot initiative does not address those critiques, rather, it expands on why signatories believe refugee centers are "a criminal nuisance" and detrimental to their community.

"As a result, we are drowning in refugees who are destroying our Constitutional freedoms, overburdening our welfare system and posing a genuine national security threat," the petition states.

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