Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is planning for his state to withdraw from the Obama administration's hair-brain resettlement scheme to take in poorly vetted refugees that could pose a terror threat to infidel citizens. He believes (correctly) that the Obama administration cannot ensure Texas that the refugees pose no existential threat.
In a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Texas said they will be withdrawing from the program on January 31, 2017. The letter comes on the heels of several terror attacks across the country over the weekend. Abbott obviously sees that as a wake-up call.
The Obama administration refused to approve an actual security plan drafted by Texas that aimed at better ensuring refugees are only resettled after undergoing a real, in-depth security check, not the flimsy "Are you a terrorist?" type-questionnaire test that allow jihadists in under the radar.
The Texas plan would require federal national security officials to provide assurances that none of the individuals being resettled pose a terror threat, but that apparently is too much to ask of an administration whose leader is so enthralled with Islam that he simply trusts all Muslims who would want to live here.
Abbott made it clear that Texas wouldn't accept even one refugee until proper security measures are in place and said in a statement that "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 of propagators of terrorism, President Obama is now ineptly proposing a dramatic increase in the number of refugees to be resettled in the U.S."
What does Obama care? He's surrounded with armed protection all the time.
An Iraqi refugee who planned to blow up a Houston mall this year had been arrested in Texas, so it isn't as if Abbott is shooting from the hip and making stuff up.
"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," he said.
"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," Abbott added. "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."
It's unclear what the Obama administration will do in reaction to the stance Texas has taken, but don't be surprised if somehow they are forced to accept refugees.
And don't be surprised if it doesn't work out all that well in the end wherever the refugees are resettled.