Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is sending the Obama Administration a simple message: “Not In Texas.”
His office issued a statement today saying that “Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris.”
Abbott is quoted as saying:
Given the tragic attacks in Paris and the threats we have already seen, Texas cannot participate in any program that will result in Syrian refugees – any one of whom could be connected to terrorism – being resettled in Texas… Effective today, I am directing the Texas Health & Human Services Commission’s Refugee Resettlement Program to not participate in the resettlement of any Syrian refugees in the State of Texas. And I urge you, as President, to halt your plans to allow Syrians to be resettled anywhere in the United States.
Neither you nor any federal official can guarantee that Syrian refugees will not be part of any terroristic activity. As such, opening our door to them irresponsibly exposes our fellow Americans to unacceptable peril.”
No response thus far from the office of the “cheese-eating amateur.”