Texas’ attitude has always been uniquely American and boldly individualist. They don’t like bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. telling them what do to, and President Barack Obama is incredibly unpopular in the Lone Star State.
Now conservative Republican Governor Greg Abbott has drawn a line in the sand, and announced Texas will no longer take part in Obama’s Islamic refugee program, because of lack of screening. Abbott believes these refugees are a security threat, and for good reasons!
We had multiple terrorist attacks on American soil just last weekend. And while the Islamic State (ISIS) grows in size and influence, the attacks will only increase. Obama’s Office of Refugee Resettlement’s process for screening refugees is full of massive security holes, which is why hundreds of radicals have been allowed into America recently.
As Texas said in an official statement, the door is closed on Islamic refugees!
The State of Texas today sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) giving official notice of its intention to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program should ORR not unconditionally approve Texas’ state plan by September 30th. Today’s letter comes after ORR’s unwillingness to approve Texas’ updated state refugee plan, which would require national security officials to ensure that refugees do not pose a security threat to Texas. As required by ORR, Texas’ withdrawal from the refugee resettlement program will be effective 120 days after the September 30th deadline, on January 31st, 2017.
Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement on Texas’ intention to withdraw from the refugee resettlement program:
“The federal government’s refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems that pose a threat to our nation. The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Director of National Intelligence have repeatedly declared their inability to fully screen refugees from terrorist-based nations. Even with the inability to properly vet refugees from Syria and countries known to be supporters or propagators of terrorism, President Obama is now ineptly proposing a dramatic increase in the number of refugees to be resettled in the U.S.
“Empathy must be balanced with security. Texas has done more than its fair share in aiding refugees, accepting more refugees than any other state between October 2015 and March 2016. While many refugees pose no danger, some pose grave danger, like the Iraqi refugee with ties to ISIS who was arrested earlier this year after he plotted to set off bombs at two malls in Houston.
That’s exactly how you deal with a lawless President!
Obama has shredded our Constitution and made terrorist attacks on American soil a common occurrence. It’s time for states to fight back and defend their citizens.
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