Minnesotans believe in treating all people with respect and dignity, and we have a strong tradition of welcoming those who seek refuge and supporting them to rebuild their lives and become part of our communities. Minnesota is eager to uphold that tradition by welcoming families and children and providing the stable foundation they need to rebuild their lives, achieve their highest potential, and contribute to our state.
You may already be aware that in the past Minnesota has stepped forward to help those who are fleeing desperate situations and need a safe place to call home. New Minnesotans strengthen our communities and contribute to the social fabric of our state. They are our neighbors [Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, letter to President Joe Biden, 2021.08.19, as reported by KSTP-TV].
Treating all people with respect and dignity… welcoming families and children… newcomers strengthen the social fabric of our state—wow! That sure sounds a lot more sensible, patriotic, and true than the fearmongering South Dakota gets from its governor.
Related Humanity: Mormons evidently take their patriotism and Christianity more seriously than South Dakotans. Utah Governor Spencer Cox has also written to the White House saying its doors are open to refugees from Afghanistan: