North Texas Immigration Advocate Calls Abbott’s Refugee Resettlement Decision ‘Immoral’
Days after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) informed the Trump administration that his state would not participate in refugee resettlement this year, some immigration advocacy groups voiced their opposition the decision.
“We believe that Gov. Abbott’s decision to not allow new refugees to resettle in the state of Texas is unconscionable, immoral and un-American,” said Fazian Syed, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Dallas-Fort Worth said.
In his letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Abbott cited a need to focus on the people already in Texas and the “broken federal immigration system” he alleged Congress has failed to fix.