(Eagle, Idaho) Ed Humphreys, Republican candidate for Idaho Governor, called on the Governor to put a moratorium in place on refugee resettlement until Idahoan’s housing needs are met.
“We have law enforcement officers, teachers, and nurses who can’t afford housing. We must place a moratorium on refugee resettlement until our state can keep up with the growth happening in Idaho,” Humphreys said.
Humphreys said Idaho is the third-highest state in per capita refugee resettlement. We accept more refugees than eight other states combined. Under President Trump, Idaho settled sixty-six refugees per year. Now, under the Biden’s administration’s increased cap, Idaho’s International Rescue Committee (IRC) is gearing up for 600 refugees per year and the decision on who comes here lies with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
“It goes without saying that strong leadership is needed to implement Idaho First policies. Because the US is party to a 1967 UN Refugee Convention treaty which guarantees refugees the right to housing and public assistance (welfare), taxpayers bear the responsibility for refugees who cannot support themselves after the eight months of assistance provided by the IRC,” Humphreys said.
“Considering the Biden Administration’s reckless vetting and settling of refugees crossing the Southern US border, and the poor track record of the UN, a moratorium on refugee resettlement is imperative,” he added.
Humphreys Calls on Governor for AG Investigation into St. Luke’s, St. Al’s, & Primary Health
(Eagle, Idaho) Ed Humphreys, Republican candidate for Idaho Governor, is calling on the Governor to request an immediate Attorney General and Ada County Prosecuting Attorney probe into St. Luke’s St. Al’s and Primary Health for possible coordination and collusion of abusive labor policies along with an investigation into any possible misrepresentation regarding COVID-19 treatments in a ploy to receive more taxpayer funded grants.
“If I was your Governor, I would require the AG and the Ada County Prosecutor to open an investigation into any potential scheme to increase earnings by misrepresenting health data and forcing experimental medical treatments from St. Luke’s, St. Al’s and Primary Health.” said Humphreys.
Humphreys pointed to Idaho Code 67-802 which grants the Governor the authority to “require the attorney general or prosecuting attorney of any county to inquire into the affairs or management of any corporation existing under the laws of this state.”
“All three major healthcare providers announced on the same day they would require employees and contractors to submit to experimental medical treatments as a condition of employment. This noteworthy coincidence affects a sizable portion of Idaho’s working class,” he said.
“Idaho’s working class deserves an honest answer to a fair question; were the providers motivated to mandate their large workforces receive the treatment because the providers themselves would be compensated for administering it?” he added.
Humphreys said the investigation should extend to their healthcare delivery processes to determine if internal practices have been manipulated to maximize their receipt of taxpayer-funded grants.
“Were patients diverted or diagnosed in any way to increase revenues from the government? Was the recent labor policy change motivated in any way to increase hospital revenues, both by treating their own workforce or by encouraging other companies to adopt abusive practices so more treatments could be administered?” Humphreys asked.
President Reagan always said, “Trust but verify.” Humphreys called these fair questions every taxpaying Idahoan deserves an honest answer to.
“I’m calling for an investigation into the possibility of abusive corporate practices by some healthcare executives. When hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are going to healthcare providers in Idaho, it is more than fair to get to ask some fundamental questions. There are those who will ridicule me for asking the tough questions. But it is the nature of elitists to mock any who do not accept their opinion as absolute truth. Remember, as much as they may scream, we are entitled to know because it is our money!” Humphreys concluded.