"I think we need to have a BIG SIGN at all points of entry to Guilford County that says in BIG, BOLD letters, "All people are welcome here." Paul Gibson said on the question of Immigration in our county and the role and responsibility of County Government as it relates to the economy and taxes.
The question came at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 18.
Although Commissioner Gibson opened his arms up wide to embrace all immigrants legal and illegal, he did not answer the question in relation to the local economy. How does a "sanctuary" nature for Guilford county effect the 17.5% unemployed black males in Guilford County? How do we afford more social services to these immigrants in a county where already, 38% of citizens receive county assistance? Who benefits from the encouragement of more immigrants into a county that already has the lowest household income of all urban counties in the State?
If we bribe them with benefits, they will come, but then what will Paul Gibson do with them once here?