Texas officially withdraws from US Refugee Admissions Program; feds cannot assure security screening of all refugees

Refugee Resettlement Watch

This is a major blow to the US Refugee Admissions Program since Texas is, by far, the largest resettlement state in the nation.

abbott_cruz_stock Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott seem to be in sync this week on protecting Texas from not adequately screened refugees.

The governor’s complaint is that the federal government cannot adequately assure the state of Texas that all of the refugees from the Middle East and Africa being placed there are thoroughly screened. 

And, in fact, that was confirmed in Senate testimony we heard this week (click here).  At that hearing Senator Cruz of Texas elicited some damning testimony from federal officials.

The arrogant federal resettlement contractor will of course claim they can still operate in Texas as a so-called Wilson-Fish state like more than a dozen other states operate where there is no state government involvement. However, the Wilson-Fish program itself is…

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‘Bill, let’s go!’ Barack Obama tries to get Clinton to hurry up as Air Force One prepares for take-off in Israel — Scottish Watercolour

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Local congressman angry, disappointed over VA crisis hotline reports — WJHL

A Northeast Tennessee congressman is angry about reports stating more than one-third of calls to a Veterans Affairs crisis hotline were not answered due to poor work habits by employees.

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