The state of Texas has had enough. No Mas! (which means no more,) they cry. Liberal proponents of open borders are furious, because Texas takes in more refugees than any other state in the country.
Governor Greg Abbott couldn’t wait to file paperwork on Friday, making Texas the first state to refuse to accept refugees. A new order by President Donald Trump requires “local jurisdictions to actively opt in to the federal resettlement program.”
Leave us out, Abbott declared in his letter to the U.S. State Department. “At this time, the state and non-profit organizations have a responsibility to dedicate available resources to those who are already here, including refugees, migrants and the homeless.”
His state has already done far more than their fair share. “As a result, Texas cannot consent to refugee resettlement this fiscal year,” he wrote. Last year alone, they took in 2,500 refugees and that was only a third of what they absorbed in 2016, State Department data confirms.
The reasoning behind President Trump’s executive order is to ensure that “receiving communities have the resources to integrate refugees.” It isn’t fair to make the states along the southern border deal with the lion’s share of border jumpers.
An official of the State Department did have a few words of reassurance, noting that the new policy “does not apply to a refugee’s spouse or unmarried children under 21 who are being admitted to join them in the United States.” It only affects where refugees are place when they first arrive.
Once refugees are “initially settled” in another U.S. state, they can move to Texas if they chose, “but they would not have access to federal resettlement benefits, such as housing,” once they get there, resettlement agencies explain.
The minions of George Soros are furious. “This is a deeply disappointing decision,” Krish O’Mara Vignarajah complains. As noted by the president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, “Historically, Texas has served as a beacon of hope for refugees from across the globe.”
So far, 41 states have already agreed to take in migrants. 18 of them are majority Republican. Florida and Georgia are still making up their minds. They are both currently “major recipients” of refugees, Reuters reports.
Soros funded refugee resettlement groups argue that giving local governments a choice to opt-out is unconstitutional and “would disrupt the way they work.” three of them ganged up to file suit in federal court to block the order.
The court already heard arguments in the case. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte in Greenbelt, Maryland is expected to favor the progressive globalists since he had been appointed by Bill Clinton. His ruling is rumored to be coming soon. If it goes against the administration, you can be sure that it will be appealed until it reaches the Supreme Court.