- November 19, 2015

Now An Austin Councilman Wants To Block Refugees


KUT — A member of the Austin City Council says he wants to prevent Syrian refugees from coming to Austin, which is putting him at odds with the mayor.

District Six Council member Don Zimmerman, a conservative who frequently finds himself outnumbered by his more liberal colleagues on the dais, is proposing a resolution on Syrian refugees. It would direct all city agencies not to take any action or spend any money that would help Syrian refugees resettle in Austin.