Governor Greg Abbot is not opting Texas into the federal refugees settlement program. Under President Trump, the program changed to require specific opt-in by local officials. After 40+ states opted-in, Texas became the first to opt-out.
I’m very disappointed in our state, in particular our governor. The same day that he celebrates how strong Texas’ economy is, he announces Texas will not opt-in because we have too many needs at home.
We must not create and maintain this fear in “the other”—those who are homeless or those who are being settled into the Unites States. Texas can do better.