Texas To Keep Fighting Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees
Texas is hoping a judge will stop the federal government from resettling refugees in the state.By Eugene Daniels | December 4, 2015
Texas is standing down — sort of — in a legal battle with the federal government. On Friday, the state withdrew a temporary restraining order request to stop Syrian refugees from being resettled in the state.
That request was part of a lawsuit filed Wednesday claiming Texas wasn't consulted about refugees coming to the state. The government denied this in its own brief Friday, and shortly after, Texas pulled its request. The LA Times reports more than 21 refugees could be resettled in the state by next Wednesday.
Texas is just one of dozens of states that vowed not to take in any more Syrian refugees after the attacks in Paris. The problem with that is they don't really have a choice. Figuring out where to house refugees is the federal government's job.