AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas will reject the resettlement of new refugees.
Texas is the first state to say it will decline to take in additional refugees if asked by the Trump administration.
In November, President Trump announced resettlement agencies must get written consent from state and local officials after June 2020.
In a letter released Friday, Abbott said: "Texas has been left by Congress to deal with disproportionate migration issues resulting from a broken federal immigration system."
He later stated that Texas has carries more than its share in assisting the refugee settlement process.
Interfaith Action of Central Texas executive director Simone Talma Flowers joins Marcel Clarke to discuss what impact Gov. Abbott's letter will have.