This bill is nothing more than a South Dakota version of President Trump's efforts to ban refugees from predominantly Muslim counties. To put it plainly: it's discriminatory, mean-spirited, and wholly unnecessary.
Furthermore, refugee admission is a federal matter, reflecting our values as a nation. The resettlement of refugees is determined by the U.S. State Department. States don’t have veto power in this area. It would violate the Constitution for a state legislature to bar an entire group of refugees from coming into their state because of their nationality.