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Texas Halts Bid to Stop Refugee Resettlement

“I think that it’s the first sign that Texas is beginning to see the light,” said Cecillia Wang of the ACLU, which is defending a resettlement group that Texas also sued.

by Reese Dunklin & Paul J Weber

DALLAS (AP) — Texas stopped trying Friday to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state after suing the U.S. government over fears that new arrivals from the war-torn country could pose a security risk.

The swift reversal diffused a lawsuit the Obama administration criticized as unfounded. Since the Paris attacks, at least 29 U.S. governors have vowed to keep new Syrian refugees outside their state borders. Texas on Wednesday became the first to take the federal government to court but legal experts called it futile, saying states have no authority over resettlements.

Texas Gov Greg Abbott
WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 9: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks to reporters during a break in a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee on Capitol Hill February 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. The committee held the hearing to discuss The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 and its effect on the Clean Air Act’s regulation of greenhouse gases. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

“I think that it’s the first sign that Texas is beginning to see the light,” said Cecillia Wang of the ACLU, which is defending a resettlement group that Texas also sued.

One Syrian family, which includes two children ages 3 and 6 and their grandparents, were expected to arrive in Dallas on Monday. Details about the refugees were closely guarded by resettlement organizers over safety concerns. Last month, armed protesters with long guns staged a small demonstration outside a suburban Dallas mosque.

A total of 21 Syrian refugees, most of whom are 13 years old or younger, are scheduled to resettle next week in Dallas and Houston.
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