Judge Dismisses Texas Lawsuit Over Syrian RefugeesThe state's effort to halt the arrival of Syrian refugees has been blocked by a federal judge, who rejected claims that the refugees pose an imminent risk or that states deserve a say in resettlements.
Senator Cruz Proposes Bills To Keep Syrian, Other Refugees Out TemporarilyTexas Governor Greg Abbott joined Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Washington Tuesday to announce two new bills to keep refugees from Syria and four other nations out of the U.S.
Cruz & Abbott Unveil Plans For Syrian RefugeesWhat is the plan for Syrian refugees who are heading to the United States right now? Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott went public with their proposals on Tuesday morning.
After Legal Fight, 21 Syrian Refugees To Arrive In TexasTwelve Syrian refugees were scheduled to arrive in Texas on Monday after the state eased up in its legal fight against resettlement agencies and the federal government.
Texas Backs Down From Effort To Block Syrian RefugeesTexas 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.
Texas Pulls Back Effort To Block Syrian RefugeesTexas is dropping immediate efforts to block the arrival of Syrian refugees who are scheduled to resettle in the state next week. Both the ACLU and President Obama said that the state had no authority to stop the refugees from coming.
Amid Protests, Syrian Refugees Find Homes In TexasIn the last five years, Texas has taken in more refugees than any other state, including 243 from Syria, according to the U.S. State Department. Two more families from Syria arrive in Dallas in the next 10 days.
Obama Administration Says States Can't Block RefugeesAmid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.
Texas Orders Its Volunteer Groups To Stop Resettling SyriansTexas has instructed volunteer organizations that settle international refugees statewide to immediately stop helping Syrians — even though it may not have the authority to do so.
Abbott: Ensure Current Refugees Pose No Safety Risk To TexansRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state law enforcement leaders to ensure that refugees in Texas don't "pose a risk to public safety."
Body Found In Rubble Of Burned Calif. Cabin May Be That Of Fugitive Ex-CopThe extraordinary manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where he was believed to have barricaded himself inside, engaged in a shootout that killed a deputy and then never emerged as the home went up in flames.
Texas Is Top Destination For RefugeesA report found that Texas has become the favorite destination for refugees seeking haven in the United States, with Houston being the favorite city nationwide.