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Houston officials urge Texas governor to accept refugees

6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, January 14 2020 Jan 14, 2020 January 14, 2020 1:02 PM January 14, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JOHN L. MONE
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston officials are urging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to reverse his decision to reject new refugees. Texas has historically led the U.S. in refugee resettlement. Abbott has argued that the state “has carried more than its share in assisting the refugee resettlement process.” Houston in Harris County is one of the biggest hubs for immigrants in the nation. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the county's chief administrator, has urged the governor to reconsider and says the county will continue to welcome and support refugees. Harris County commissioner Adrian Garcia says Abbott has taken “a confused position.”

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