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- February 8, 2016

Judge Again Rejects Texas Bid to Block Syrian Refugees

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A federal judge has again denied a bid by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to block the federal government from resettling Syrian refugees in the state.

Dallas-based U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey on Monday rejected Paxton’s request for a preliminary injunction to bar the Syrian refugees, dealing another blow to Gov. Greg Abbott’s vow — made in the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Paris that left 130 dead — to keep people fleeing the war-torn country out of Texas.

“The Court does not deny that the Syrian refugees pose some risk. That would be foolish,” Godbey wrote. “In our…