KUT — Since last week’s attacks on Paris, more than 30 governors, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, have stated that they plan on preventing any resettlement of Syrian refugees within their borders and have called on the federal government to consider rescinding a September pledge to house 10,000 refugees in the U.S. over the next year.

While some question the legality of blocking resettlements, Abbott has stood firmly on the issue. But one of his gubernatorial predecessors, E.J. Davis, was both a refugee himself and helped lead Texan refugees out of the war-torn state and on to Union-occupied New Orleans…

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