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Texas Drops Effort to Block Syrian Refugees

The state of Texas Friday dropped its legal challenges to the US State Department and the International Rescue Committee over the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the state was satisfied with the federal government’s assurances of cooperation and information sharing about refugees who would be sent to the state. Legal experts were not surprised by the move, since the state has no authority over immigration or refugee resettlement, and...

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