The top lawyer and executive for a conservative think tank is in hot water over comments she made about Somali refugees resettling in Minnesota.

“I think of America, the great assimilator, as a rubber band, but with this—we’re at the breaking point,” Kim Crockett, vice president and general counsel of the Center of the American Experiment in Golden Valley, Minnesota, told The New York Times. “These aren’t people coming from Norway, let’s put it that way. These people are very visible.”