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Abbott's rejection of refugees "incomprehensible" [Editorials in Houston Chronicle and Dallas Morning News

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Advocates for refugees disagree with Gov. Greg Abbott Gov. Greg Abbott is making Texas the first state to reject the resettling of refugees under President Trump's executive order.
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Houston Chronicle: The move is shocking and incomprehensible. Texas is a leader in welcoming refugees. Recently, more have resettled in Houston and Texas than any other city or state. Abbott cut it short—leaving men, women and children, coming from places where they fear for their lives, shut out of a state that instead offered them shelter and a fresh start.”

Dallas Morning News: “Given this administration’s track record when it comes to immigration, it’s hard not to see an executive order that drags governors and mayors into this debate as anything but a political move to create walls not only on our southern border but around individual states and municipalities.”

Both papers endorsed Beto O'Rourke for the Senate.  Abbott is been no stranger to demonizing refugees at the southern border. Texas has historically been welcoming to refugees but now he'd rather just cower to Trump.

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