Texas Governor Says NO to Syrian Refugees in Wake of Paris Attacks
In the wake of a massive terrorist attack in Paris last week state governors across the country are standing up for Paris in their own way. That means limiting the possibility that a similar attack could take place within their states.
Texas governor Greg Abbott is making a definitive statement towards Syrian refugees in particular. Abbott said that Texas will simply say no.
"Texas cannot participate in any program that will result in Syrian refugees – any one of whom could be connected to terrorism – being resettled in Texas." Abbott's words were directed to President Obama in a move that is being copied by other governors across the U.S.
Alabama, Michigan, and other states are all declaring their unwillingness to participate in the federal government's refugee relocation plans--plans that would allow Syrian refugees and other Middle Eastern refugees places to stay within the United States.
Abbott's declaration comes on the tail of recent developments in the Paris investigation that demonstrated that one of the attackers in Paris was a recently settled refugee from Syria.
"Neither you nor any federal official can guarantee that Syrian refugees will not be part of any terroristic activity," stated Abbott in his letter to President Obama.
In Europe, which had recently adopted an incredibly open refugee policy, one can't help but imagine the fear and backtracking that will soon occur.
Despite warnings from dozens of sources that ISIS terrorists could easily smuggle jihadists in the migrant influx Europe chose to be open to the refugees.
And, while so many of the refugees are hurting and in need of help, the fact remains that terrorists are obviously hiding among them. If the United States is to bring in any refugees from the Middle East, we need to make absolutely certain that they have no terrorist ties or ties to radical Islam.
That is the duty of the government. Thank you, Governor Abbott, for standing firm for America's safety.