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Texas Aims to Withdraw from US Refugee Resettlement Program

Texas gave notice on Wednesday that it was withdrawing from participating in the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement program, citing security concerns after failing in federal court to halt the inflow of Syrian refugees into the state. The Texas State Refugee Coordinator sent a letter to the agency, giving 120 days’ notice of its intention to withdraw, charging the program was riddled with problems that present security risks, Republican Governor Greg Abbott said. "Despite...

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