Reading your lead story this morning (Nov. 23) over Thanksgiving leftovers, I am struck again by an obvious solution that meets the needs of understaffed Montana businesses and the world's refugees.
Millions of people are fleeing for their lives. So many would like to come to "the land of the free." We are desperate for willing workers. What if we all got our needs met? All non-native Americans came as immigrants. Our ancestors came here with the drive and energy to build better lives for themselves. The vast majority of refugees want to become hard working employees and business owners. We need an infusion of energy that America was built on.
Helena must encourage and permit low-cost housing. Compassionate hosts will step up to help transition people to their new lives.
Let us help our economy and give people the chance to live the American dream by welcoming them to our state and country.