Texas collides with cities, agencies on Syrian refugee question


While Texas cities roll out the welcome mat for Syrian refugees, the state threatens to withhold funding from charities that facilitate settlement.

Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Chris Traylor warned agencies: “I must ask that you fulfill your statutory duty to conduct your activities ‘in close cooperation and advance consultation’ with the State of Texas pursuant to section 1522 of Title 8 of the United States Code.”

“Failure by your organization to cooperate with the state of Texas as required by federal law may result in the termination of your contract with the state and other legal action,” Traylor stated in a letter to 19 refugee agencies.

Meantime, cities are ready to welcome Syrian refugees admitted by the Obama administration.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings brushed aside terror concerns over migrants from the home of ISIS — the Islamic State in Syria.

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