Saturday, January 11, 2020

Texas Governor becomes first to pass on refugee resettlement


From the Daily Caller:
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that his state will not accept refugees in a letter obtained by the Daily Caller. The Trump administration has given states the option to opt out of a refugee resettlement program, but Texas is the first state to announce they will not participate in the program. 18 Republican governors have already opted into the program.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
[Photo Credit: Daily Caller]
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is one of the 18 Republican governors who have accepted the resettlement program, which has provoked consternation among some activists in the Republican Party, represented in some respects by the column I ran earlier this week by 4th Congressional District GOP chairman Steve Fair.

While Abbott's letter marks a rejection of current refugee resettlement, it does not close the door on opening it up in the future.

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