In an earlier post today, I noted that at least 16 GOP governors have signed on to the refugee train.
According to an executive order signed Sept. 26, 2019, states have until Jan. 21, 2020 to provide written consent for resettlement programs to be in effect on their territory.
President Trump had tried to empower states to control refugee policy. And instead they decided to sell out the states.
Now the pressure is on for the pro-migrant lobby to take Texas.
A large majority of the country’s governors have told the Trump administration that their states will continue accepting refugees, but with less than three weeks left to make up his mind, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hasn’t made clear if he’ll add his name to that list.
Governors, mayors, county judges and other elected officials have until Jan. 21 to notify the U.S. State Department if they will continue participating in the refugee resettlement program. The deadline comes after a September executive order that requires resettlement agencies to have written consent from states and local entities before they resettle refugees within their boundaries.
Why is Governor Abbott keeping quiet and why did so many GOP govs sell out their state? One reason is that the pro-refugee gang has waged an organized and effective campaign, while no one is representing ordinary Americans. The people who claim to be leading opposition to refugee resettlement instead seem to spend all their time bashing Trump and defending Iran, instead of organizing an effective campaign to counter this sellout they’re building their brands and selling books. Which is great for them. Not so great for America.
State officials need pressure to make the right decision and support for making the right decision.