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Twin Falls residents angry/split on refugee resettlement programs

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 19:13:26-04

The national story of an alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old girl by three boys of Iraqi and Sudanese descent is splitting Twin Falls apart.

Residents are pushing back against refugee settlement programs and argue that the government should be working harder on solving issues facing Americans.

"We can’t feed our own people. We have Veterans that are hanging out on corners with signs will work for food. We can’t take care of them we can’t solve our own problems,” a Twin Falls resident said.

6 On Your Side reporter, Lacey Darrow spent an afternoon in Twin Falls speak to residents to gauge their reactions.