Texas loses again in US court in bid to block Syrian refugees

AUSTIN – Texas suffered another loss in its attempts to block Syrian refugees from entering the state when a federal judge in Dallas on Thursday dismissed motions filed by the state to halt resettlement of refugees by a private relief agency. US District Judge David Godbey ruled the US government, not individual states, has the authority to set immigration policy, and found

that Texas brought no plausible argument to back its claims that the International Rescue Committee relief agency was unlawful in bringing Syrian refugees into the state. Texas has been trying to stop the organization from bringing refugees into the state since December, when it filed its first suit in federal court in response to the group’s plan to resettle six refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war.

via ynetnews.com

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