Lt. Governor Patrick on Refugees Settling in Texas


I fully support Attorney General Ken Paxton’s stand against the Obama administration to protect Texas from potential terrorists. The Obama administration has defied a directive from a federal district judge to notify Texas of refugees being settled in the state. In addition to the federal government’s failure to secure the border, this total disregard for the safety of Texans is unacceptable.

We need to look no further than the refugee who was recently arrested in Houston for supporting terrorism. Texas leadership has repeatedly requested that the federal government share information about any refugees coming to Texas from certain countries.

This issue is simply about the safety and security of Texans. I will not stand by and allow the federal government to continue to ignore the threat of potential terrorists settling in Texas.