Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the State of Texas intends to draw back from the federal refugee resettlement program if additional security requirements are not met. He has to lookout for his State. He might be the last governor not taking crazy pills.
“The federal government’s refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems that pose a threat to our nation,” Governor Abbott said in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Director of National Intelligence have repeatedly declared their inability to fully screen refugees from terrorist-based nations. Even with the inability to properly vet refugees from Syria and countries known to be supporters or propagators of terrorism, President Obama is now ineptly proposing a dramatic increase in the number of refugees to be resettled in the U.S.”
The Texas governor’s comments came following the announcement of a letter from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, attached below, addressed to the director of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The letter states:
In follow up to our request for approval of our application for an amended State Plan, I write to express the state of Texas’ intentions should you not unconditionally approve our application by September 30, 2016.
The 2016 State Plan will no longer be current and continue in effect after September 30, 2016. That date is quickly approaching, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement has not yet approved our application for an amended State Plan. If you do not approve our State Plan as amended by September 30, 2016, we will interpret your silence as a rejection of the application. If our application is rejected -whether explicitly or by silence – the Health and Human Services Commission will be unable to certify that its State Plan is current and in effect, and will exit the Refugee Resettlement Program. We will notify contractors and impacted stakeholders that services and benefits will be provided for 120 days beyond October 1, 2016, or until January’ 31, 2017.
A state exercising it’s states rights…imagine that. Not even millennials understand that this is how the country is suppose to run. A State makes it’s own decisions based on what serves the states best interest, and this serves every American in that state.