Refugee agencies continue efforts while waiting for the next immigration ruling
DALLAS — When Gov. Greg Abbott, backed by a Trump Administration decision, announced Texas would no longer participate in the federal refugee resettlement program, Dr. Samira Page was among a chorus of refugee supporters who became concerned.
"We welcome the Maryland judge who put in a temporary injunction," said Faizan Syed the executive director of the DFW chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Syed, raised primarily in St. Louis, Missouri, was brought to the United States by his parents from Pakistan when he was 4 years old.
"I am a beneficiary of this country welcoming immigrants and refugees. And my family they've come here they've built a life here they work hard they pay taxes, and they do all of these things to make themselves American and to give back to the country that they came in. And that's what makes America strong."