As you’ve heard, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is trying to extort charities and faith based groups in Texas from helping Syrian refugees.
Now he’s taken it a step further and people with triple digit IQ’s predict he’s gonna end up as the legal centerpiece at Christmas dinner with a candle in his butt and sufficient tinsel to cover Dallas.
… it’s worth flagging a different suit by Texas against the federal government, filed late Wednesday, that seeks an injunction barring the resettlement of Syrian refugees into Texas — on the ground that such resettlement would violate 8 U.S.C. § 1522, …
That provision in the law says the federal government must engage in “some consultation with states on refugee resettlement matters.”
The federal government replied that they did, indeed, consult with Texas, and if Texas can’t listen that’s not their problem. Additionally, among many other wacky things that Texas is whining about, Texas can’t show harm. In fact …
Texas can’t show any irreparable harm (“Since fiscal year 2011, 243 Syrian refugees have resettled in Texas. Yet Plaintiff does not explain how these specific refugees—mostly children, their parents, and in one case their grandparents—pose a danger to anyone anywhere, let alone to the State of Texas.”)
Yeah? Well, they scare little man Greg Abbott to death. Especially those children. You never know what kids are going to do next. Hell, one of them might even point and giggle at the coward in the Texas Gov Shack.