Representatives and senators from the State of Minnesota have had meetings with constituents to discuss ways to cut back on our budget.

Every time, I have given them an idea that would save our taxpayers millions of dollars every year.

Here is my idea: get Minnesota out of the Refugee Resettlement Program. It is optional, and it costs our taxpayers millions per year, every year.

This is a U.N. program set up through the U.S. State Department, and the state can opt out. These refugees come here and never go back home like they are supposed to.

We don't need to take care of these people; send them back home.

Paul Westrum

Albert Lea