Texas Governor Threatens To Exit The Federal Refugee Program: “Empathy Must Be Balanced With Security”

Thursday, September 22, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Sep 21, 2016

After taking in more refugees over the past 12 months than any other state in the U.S., Texas is threatening to exit the federal refugee program, effective 9/30/16, unless the Obama administration agrees to new security measures intended to protect Texas citizens. The demands by Texas Governor Greg Abbot come just days after the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey and in response to Obama’s recent announcement of plans to accept 110,000 refugees in 2017, up 57% since 2015

Abbott released the following comments on his website saying, among other things, that the “refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems” and that the “federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless.” Abbott also took the opportunity to blast Obama for “ineptly proposing a dramatic increase in the number of refugees” in 2017 saying that the U.S. is incapable of fully screening immigrants from nations like Syria.

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