by Jack Davis, Western Journalism
With its demands for steps to protect the security of its citizens unmet, the state of Texas on Wednesday said it will no longer participate in the Obama administration’s refugee resettlement program.
Texas had demanded that any refugees resettled in the state receive extensive security checks to ensure that refugees are not terror threats. The federal government would not agree to the plan Texas has proposed.
As a result, the state has written to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to announce that Texas will withdraw from the program on January 31, 2017.
“The federal government’s refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems that pose a threat to our nation,” Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said in a statement.
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