- December 1, 2015

Rescue Group To Defy Governor’s Orders On Syrian Refugees


Texas officials are warning refugee groups that they should not allow any Syrian refugees into Texas. Texas Health Commissioner Chris Traylor sent a letter the International Rescue Committee’s Dallas office saying the state could take legal action if Governor Greg Abbott’s directive to keep out Syrian refugees is not followed.

The IRC responded Tuesday with its own letter, addressed to Traylor, stating that it would not comply with the governor’s order.