US state to sue agen­cies ac­cept­ing Syr­ian refugees

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Wash­ing­ton: The Texas state in the US will sue agen­cies that fail to fol­low an or­der is­sued by Gov­er­nor Greg Ab­bott to not ac­cept more Syr­ian refugees, the me­dia re­ported on Tues­day. “Fail­ure by your or­gan­i­sa­tion to co­op­er­ate with the State of Texas as re­quired by fed­eral law may re­sult in the ter­mi­na­tion of your con­tract with the state and other le­gal ac­tion,” said Texas Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Com­mis­sioner Chris Tray­lor in a let­ter to In­ter­na­tional Res­cue Com­mit­tee (IRC). Tray­lor, in charge of refugee pro­grammes in Texas, said in the let­ter that the state “has been un­able to achieve co­op­er­a­tion” with the IRC in “re­lo­cat­ing some Syr­ian refugees in the near fu­ture”, EFE news re­ported. Hours af­ter the Novem­ber 13 Paris at­tacks in which 129 peo­ple were killed, 30 US gov­er­nors led by Ab­bott an­nounced that their re­spec­tive states will not ac­cept more refugees from Syria con­sid­er­ing that any of them could be a threat.

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