Texas Refuses To Accept More Refugees

Texas officials announced Wednesday that they will no longer cooperate with the federal government’s effort to relocate foreign refugees in the United States.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the state’s Republican Gov. Greg Abbott accused authorities of failing to adequately screen the immigrants. In a letter to the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, he expressed concern that some of the newcomers could be terrorists.

“The federal government’s refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems that pose a threat to our nation,” Abbott said in a written statement. “The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the director of national intelligence have repeatedly declared their inability to fully screen refugees from terrorist-based nations. Even with the inability to properly vet refugees from Syria and countries known to be supporters or propagators of terrorism, President Obama is now ineptly proposing a dramatic increase in the number of refugees to be resettled in the U.S.”

The governor continued: “While many refugees pose no danger, some pose grave danger, like the Iraqi refugee with ties to ISIS who was arrested earlier this year after he plotted to set off bombs at two malls in Houston. Despite multiple requests by the state of Texas, the federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless, and Texas will not be an accomplice to such dereliction of duty to the American people. Therefore, Texas will withdraw from the refugee resettlement program. I strongly urge the federal government to completely overhaul a broken and flawed refugee program that increasingly risks American lives.”

Source: Fox News
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