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Post by Irn Bru on Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:46 am

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No they haven't. Abbot the heard-hearted crony has already tried this and lost in the court. Whatever he does he won't stop Texas accepting Syrian refugees.

Texas is appealing the dismissal of its lawsuit against the federal government and a refugee resettlement agency over the placement of Syrian refugees in the state.

In a notice dated Aug. 12, Texas alerted the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that it would appeal a June decision by Dallas-based U.S. District Judge David Godbey, who ruled the state did not have grounds to sue the federal government over the placement of refugees in Texas and that the state failed to provide a “plausible claim” that a refugee resettlement nonprofit breached its contract.

Representatives with the Texas attorney general’s office, which is representing the state in the lawsuit, declined to comment.


https://www.texastribune.org/2016/09/01/texas-appealing-judges-dismissal-lawsuit-over-syri/
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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:05 pm

Also, despite the fact that right-wingers continue to lie about this, we spend months checking someone's background before they're allowed to resettle here. Some have waited a year.

A few will slip through the cracks, but that will always happen.

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Post by nicko on Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:34 pm

You have bigger cracks than we have Laughing
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Re: texas pulls out of syrian refugee resettlement program

Post by The Devil, You Know on Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:26 pm

http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/22682


Decision Comes After Requests By Texas For Federal Government To Ensure Refugees Pose No Security Threat

The State of Texas today sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) giving official notice of its intention to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program should ORR not unconditionally approve Texas’ state plan by September 30th. Today’s letter comes after ORR’s unwillingness to approve Texas’ updated state refugee plan, which would require national security officials to ensure that refugees do not pose a security threat to Texas. As required by ORR, Texas’ withdrawal from the refugee resettlement program will be effective 120 days after the September 30th deadline, on January 31st, 2017.

Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement on Texas’ intention to withdraw from the refugee resettlement program:

“The federal government’s refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems that pose a threat to our nation. 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.

“Empathy must be balanced with security. Texas has done more than its fair share in aiding refugees, accepting more refugees than any other state between October 2015 and March 2016. While many refugees pose no danger, some pose grave danger, like the Iraqi refugee with ties to ISIS who was arrested earlier this year after he plotted to set off bombs at two malls in Houston.

“Despite multiple requests by the State of Texas, the federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless, and Texas will not be an accomplice to such dereliction of duty to the American people. Therefore, Texas will withdraw from the refugee resettlement program. I strongly urge the federal government to completely overhaul a broken and flawed refugee program that increasingly risks American lives.”

A copy of the letter from Texas’ State Refugee Coordinator can be found here.
http://gov.texas.gov/files/press-office/RefugeeResettlementLetter_09212016.pdf


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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:28 pm

nicko wrote:You have bigger cracks than we have Laughing

The upside is that we're not full of shit like y'all are Smile

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:29 pm

The Devil, You Know wrote:http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/22682


Decision Comes After Requests By Texas For Federal Government To Ensure Refugees Pose No Security Threat

The State of Texas today sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) giving official notice of its intention to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program should ORR not unconditionally approve Texas’ state plan by September 30th. Today’s letter comes after ORR’s unwillingness to approve Texas’ updated state refugee plan, which would require national security officials to ensure that refugees do not pose a security threat to Texas. As required by ORR, Texas’ withdrawal from the refugee resettlement program will be effective 120 days after the September 30th deadline, on January 31st, 2017.

Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement on Texas’ intention to withdraw from the refugee resettlement program:

“The federal government’s refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems that pose a threat to our nation. 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.

“Empathy must be balanced with security. Texas has done more than its fair share in aiding refugees, accepting more refugees than any other state between October 2015 and March 2016. While many refugees pose no danger, some pose grave danger, like the Iraqi refugee with ties to ISIS who was arrested earlier this year after he plotted to set off bombs at two malls in Houston.

“Despite multiple requests by the State of Texas, the federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless, and Texas will not be an accomplice to such dereliction of duty to the American people. Therefore, Texas will withdraw from the refugee resettlement program. I strongly urge the federal government to completely overhaul a broken and flawed refugee program that increasingly risks American lives.”

A copy of the letter from Texas’ State Refugee Coordinator can be found here.

Abbott's lying to solidify support amongst his aging, backward base.

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Post by nicko on Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:02 pm

Ben, take your racist remarks and shove 'em up your arse, oh sorry it's full of shit Laughing
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Post by magica on Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:12 pm

Hahaha made me laugh

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:18 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
The Devil, You Know wrote:http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/22682


Decision Comes After Requests By Texas For Federal Government To Ensure Refugees Pose No Security Threat

The State of Texas today sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) giving official notice of its intention to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program should ORR not unconditionally approve Texas’ state plan by September 30th. Today’s letter comes after ORR’s unwillingness to approve Texas’ updated state refugee plan, which would require national security officials to ensure that refugees do not pose a security threat to Texas. As required by ORR, Texas’ withdrawal from the refugee resettlement program will be effective 120 days after the September 30th deadline, on January 31st, 2017.

Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement on Texas’ intention to withdraw from the refugee resettlement program:

“The federal government’s refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems that pose a threat to our nation. 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.

“Empathy must be balanced with security. Texas has done more than its fair share in aiding refugees, accepting more refugees than any other state between October 2015 and March 2016. While many refugees pose no danger, some pose grave danger, like the Iraqi refugee with ties to ISIS who was arrested earlier this year after he plotted to set off bombs at two malls in Houston.

“Despite multiple requests by the State of Texas, the federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless, and Texas will not be an accomplice to such dereliction of duty to the American people. Therefore, Texas will withdraw from the refugee resettlement program. I strongly urge the federal government to completely overhaul a broken and flawed refugee program that increasingly risks American lives.”

A copy of the letter from Texas’ State Refugee Coordinator can be found here.

Abbott's lying to solidify support amongst his aging, backward base.
to paraphrase mandy rice davis
"well you would say that"

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:25 pm

nicko wrote:Ben,     take your racist remarks and shove 'em up your arse,    oh sorry it's full of shit Laughing

Nothing racist about what I said. (And fix that tremor in your thumb)

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Post by nicko on Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:04 am

????????
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