ICYMI: Governor Abbott Discusses State Refugee Security Act

December 9, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today made multiple media appearances to discuss the State Refugee Security Act, which gives states and governors the tools to reject the resettlement of a refugee in that state unless there is adequate assurance that the refugee does not present a security risk. Governor Abbott joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a press conference in Washington D.C. Tuesday to unveil this legislation.

“As Governor, my top responsibility is to ensure the safety of our fellow Texans,” said Governor Abbott in his interview on the Fox Business Network. “The reality is that Texas and our United States are very welcoming. But we cannot let our charity compromise the safety of our fellow Americans, and hence governors have to have the responsibility and tools to reject refugees for which security assurances cannot be made.”

Click on the links below to watch and hear Governor Abbott’s interviews:

Governor Abbott on the Laura Ingraham Show

Governor Abbott on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom

Governor Abbott on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co.