Straus on Refugee Ruling

A Federal Judge ruled this week that Texas cannot stop the resettlement of Syrian Refugees in the Lone Star State.

Should the state be in the business of trying to bar refugees from any country? Back in November, Governor Greg Abbott said the state wouldn’t accept any Syrian Refugees.

“I think most of the Legislature would back Governor Abbott wanting to be very careful about security involving Refugees from anywhere,” House Speaker Joe Straus told KTSA News.

“I certainly wouldn’t want to go too far in singling out any one nationality or certainly one religion from entering the United States,” he said. “But we do need to be very security conscience these days, I think that’s very apparent.”

Straus said security is important, but we cannot lose sight of what Americans are.

“It may take a bit of a balance, but I think in these times security is a very very strong point of consideration in this,” Straus said.

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