Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, has announced that the state of Texas will not accept new foreign refugees in 2020, reports The Hill.
Last year, President Trump signed an executive order that required refugees to enter the U.S. to resettle only in jurisdictions that have agreed to accept them. Texas is the first state to "opt out" of accepting new refugees in 2020 based on the executive order, according to The Hill.
Governor Abbott noted that Texas has borne more than its share of refugees during the settlement process and says the state has a responsibility to take care of the refugees (and Texans) who are already there before accepting more.
The policy does not prevent refugees from coming to Texas after initially settling in another state, Abbott clarified.
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Judy K. says
People in every state are tired of the problems associated with refugees. Why is the U.S. expected to take these people, many of whom are criminals looking to escape punishment in their own countries? We already have enough homeless, enough criminals and enough mentally ill people of our own to take care of. Why does everyone in the world expect us to find the resources to solve the problems of refugees? Americans end up being victimized by these refugees and if we dare complain, we're called racists.