Syrian refugees are scheduled to arrive in Texas soon, after the state eased up in its legal fight to stop them. Twelve Syrians are to join relatives in Dallas and Houston on Monday. Another nine refugees are scheduled to arrive in Houston on Thursday. Dallas (AP)
Texas last week sued the federal government and the International Rescue Committee, the agency bringing a family of six refugees to Dallas. But on Friday, the state said it no longer wanted am immediate order stopping refugees but would continue its lawsuit.
The family of six is expected to join relatives already living in North Texas, which is already home to dozens of Syrian refugees.
Governors in about 30 states have said they oppose receiving Syrian refugees after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.
Obama has scheduled 100,000 refugees to arrive in THESE 180 American cities.
According to data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, are California, Texas, and Michigan.
In November, President Obama had warned states that they better comply with his federal efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in communities around the U.S., or they would find their states subject to enforcement action.advertisement - story continues below
Many, if not most of the refugees appear to be predominantly single, young men
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