“I applaud Gov. Abbott for opting Texas out of the federal refugee resettlement program. Texas has shown its compassion by leading the nation in the resettlement of refugees for many years. With the utter failure of our federal government to secure our border, Texas has had to shoulder the impact of illegal immigration into our state.
I agree with Gov Abbott that ‘Texas has carried more than its share in assisting the refugee resettlement process and appreciates that other states are available to help with these efforts.’ ”- State Representative Kyle Biedermann