Syrian refugees in the United States will nearly double the cost of federal resettlement programs over the next two years. But Texas officials aren’t going along.
Late Wednesday, they sued the Obama administration to stop the refugees. Officials in Austin charged that Washington is keeping Texans in the dark about the status of the Mideast migrants, who could begin arriving in the Lone Star State by the end of this week.
“We have been working diligently with the International Rescue Committee to find a solution that ensures the safety and security for all Texans,” said state Health and Human Services Commissioner Chris Traylor. “But we have reached an impasse and will now let the courts decide.”
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Dallas, names Secretary of State John Kerry as the chief defendant.
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