Texas AG: State ‘Stuck With No Control’ of Refugee Resettlement

Texas AG: State 'Stuck With No Control' of Refugee Resettlement

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Texans are “stuck with no control” over the refugees coming into their state, and Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday state leaders are concerned the same situation going on in Europe will happen in the United States.

“If you think about it, what is the best way for a terrorist to get into the country?” Paxton commented on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” “It is through this type of program, where we literally know nothing about these people. Yet we don’t know anything about these people because they are not in our database.

Texas has sued the federal government to try to stop refugees from being placed in the state, but federal law controls the issue, Paxton said.

Texas has sued the federal government to try to stop refugees from being placed in the state, but federal law controls the issue, Paxton said.

“We have been stuck with no control over who is coming to our state,” Paxton said. “We don’t know anything about them as they come.”

In addition, taxpayers in Texas are left footing the bill to care for refugees that are left in their state, Paxton said.

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