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Texas Drops Losing Fight Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

Texas has given up a legal dispute challenging efforts by the federal government and a refugee aid organization to resettle Syrian refugees in the state. The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Friday withdrew its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, which had been set to review the case. The Obama administration and the International Rescue Committee, which Texas had named as defendants, did not oppose the motion.
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