Texas, Feds At Odds Over RefugeesTexas is warning the federal government it may withdraw from the Refugee Resettlement Program.
Texas Warns Feds It May Withdraw From Refugee ProgramOfficials with the State of Texas sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, saying that the Lone Star State intends to withdraw from the federal program if the state's proposed plan is not approved by the end of the month.
Dispute Over Security Clearances For Refugees Could Jeopardize State ProgramOn September 9, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent agencies a letter explaining that federal money estimated at $30 million, provided for newly arrived refugees under the Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance Program may be in jeopardy.
10,000 Syrian Refugees Find New Homes In U.S.California and Michigan are neck-and-neck among states receiving the most Syrian refugees, followed by Arizona, Texas and Illinois. Dallas has gotten 293 refugees since October of last year.
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.