Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New bill from Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Ted Poe Would Let States Reject Refugees

Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would give governors the power to reject federal efforts to resettle refugees in their states.
The bill from Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Ted Poe, both of Texas, is a reaction to years of growing GOP frustration with the Obama administration's aggressive effort to take in refugees and resettle them across the country. Republicans continue to have doubts that refugees can be vetted to ensure they aren't Islamic State terrorists.
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)
The State Refugee Security Act would require the federal government to notify states at least 21 days before they seek to settle a refugee. Under the bill, if a state governor certifies that the federal government hasn't offered enough assurances that the refugee does not pose a security risk, the state can block the resettlement effort.
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