(Liberty Bell) – Texas Governor Greg Abbot is making a stand against the longstanding globalist programs that promote mass migration around the globe and weaken our economy, our border, and our national security.
Abbot has announced that the Lone Star State will not be participating in the federal refugee resettlement program.
This makes Texas the first state in the nation to do so. God bless Texas!
Governor Abbot pointed to concerns about the border as part of his decision that the state will decline to allow refugees to resettle in their state.
The Statesman, a Texas newspaper, reported on Friday that Abbot wrote in a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Texas “cannot consent to initial refugee resettlement” in 2020.
This letter came in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump which gives states and local governments the ability to consent before refugees can be resettled there.
“This decision does not deny any refugee access to the United States. Nor does it preclude a refugee from later coming to Texas after initially settling in another state,” Abbott wrote.
Abbot went on to explain that Texas cannot accept additional refugees in 2020 because Congress has left the state “to deal with disproportionate migration issues resulting from a broken federal immigration system.”
“Texas continues to have to deal with the consequences of an immigration system that Congress has failed to fix,” Abbott added.
According to the Statesman, Governor Abbot faced serious pressure from city leaders and refugee advocacy groups to participate in the program, but he remained unswayed.
Over the last decade, more refugees have been settled in Texas than any other state. Over the last decade, Texas has received roughly 10% of the total refugees resettled across the US.
“In 2016, roughly 7,800 refugees resettled in the state, or 9% of refugees arriving in the U.S., according to Church World Service.
This number dropped by roughly 3,000 people the following year.
In 2019, Texas resettled a total of 2,458 refugees, the Statesman reports that the group has reported.
Several GOP Governors have been under fire as of late for agreeing to participate in the refugee resettlement.