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Judge again denies Texas’ efforts to block Syrian refugees

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be “foolish” to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.

The decision by U.S. District Judge David Godbey is another setback for Republican leaders in Texas, which was the first state that sued the Obama administration over resettling families from the war-torn country but has failed to halt or even slow the arrival of any new refugees.

Godbey, who in December knocked Texas for offering “largely speculative hearsay” about extremists possibly infiltrating Syrian refugees, seemed to wink this time at the state demanding action from a judicial branch that GOP leaders often accuse of overreach.

Read the whole story at The Washington Post

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