For years, Democrats have been trying to flood various states with refugees.
Critics claim that they are essentially trying to replace American voters and that’s a fair point.
In Texas, Republican Governor Greg Abbott says his state is done.
Texas Becomes First State to Close Doors to New Refugees
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has closed the doors to new refugees in the state of Texas, making him the first governor to refuse new refugees under an executive order signed by President Trump empowering state and local governments with control over refugee resettlement within their jurisdictions.
While other Republican governors have come under fire for allowing refugee resettlement to continue within their states — at least 18 Republican governors have given their consent — in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Abbott writes that Texas has already taken in more than its fair share of refugees while also contending with the “disproportionate migration issues resulting from a broken federal immigration system.”
The Daily Wire has more:
BREAKING: Texas Governor Abbott Boldly Rejects Additional Refugee Resettlement
“Texas is one of the most welcoming states for refugees seeking to escape dangers abroad,” Abbott begins. “Since FY 2010, more refugees have been received in Texas than in any other state.
In fact, over that decade, roughly 10% of all refugees resettled in the United States have been placed in Texas. Even today, the process of resettling continues for many of these refugees.”
“In addition to accepting refugees all these years, Texas has been left by Congress to deal with disproportionate migration issues resulting from a broken federal immigration system,” the governor continues.
“In May 2019, for example, around 100,000 migrants were apprehended crossing this state’s southern border. In June 2019, individuals from 52 different countries were apprehended here. And in FY 2018, the apprehensions included citizens from disparate countries like China, Iran, Kenya, Russia, and Tonga. Texas continues to have to deal with the consequences of an immigration system that Congress has failed to fix.”
Abbott has been a very effective governor. Business is good.
Texas is #1.
Once again Texas leads the nation for the fastest growing state economy in the U.S.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 10, 2020