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Texas First State To Refuse Refugees Under Trump

Credit: Wochit News
Published on January 10, 2020 - Duration: 00:32s

Texas First State To Refuse Refugees Under Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Governor Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the first governor in the country to refuse to accept refugees after President Donald Trump signed an executive order empowering local jurisdictions to consent to the federal program.

β€œAt this time, the state and non-profit organizations have a responsibility to dedicate available resources to those who are already here, including refugees, migrants and the homeless,” Abbott, a Republican, said in his letter to the U.S.

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