Texas Cites Syria In Threat To Stop Resettling Refugees

Law360, New York (September 21, 2016, 7:29 PM EDT) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to withdraw his state from a federal refugee resettlement program Wednesday, saying the Obama administration has until month’s end to show it is serious about scrutinizing refugees from Syria and other “terrorist-based nations.”

Abbott said he wants the FBI to conduct a background check on every potential refugee, and blasted the White House for pushing to accommodate more Syrian refugees despite “serious problems” with vetting them. The governor’s statement comes after Texas saw its challenge to the federal resettlement process thrown…

Source: Law360