TEXAS: The First State To Refuse To Resettle Refugees

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports:

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday the state will not allow refugees to resettle in Texas.

Under President Donald Trump’s Sept. 26 executive order, cities and states must provide their written consent to allow refugees to resettle within their areas.

Nationwide, roughly 40 governors have consented or signaled their willingness to allow refugees in their states, making Texas the first state to bar their settlement.