Texas will quit the refugee resettlement program if the federal government does not meet the state’s demands on security, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced Wednesday in his latest attempt to keep Syrian refugees out of his state.
Like his past efforts, there’s one major problem here: Texas cannot actually block refugees from the state.
The Texas government can refuse to help with the process, however ? a dramatic move from a state that welcomed more refugees this fiscal year than any other state in the nation.
The state is demanding to limit the number of refugees it accepts and receive additional security assurances, though a withdrawal from the program may not have much effect.
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Governor Greg Abbott warned the federal government his state will withdraw from its resettlement program, citing security fears.
Texas gave notice on Wednesday that it was withdrawing from participating in the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement’s program, citing security concerns after failing in federal court to halt the inflow of Syrian refugees into the s...