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TX Gov. Rejects New Refugees

January 13, 2020 (1 min read)

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press, Jan. 10, 2020

"Texas will no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday. ... It wasn’t clear how Abbott’s letter might affect any currently pending refugee cases. ... Al Sudani, of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, pointed out that even if refugees are resettled in a different state, they can travel freely within the U.S. and move wherever they choose. “Literally you can take the bus the next day and come to Texas,” he said."