Texas sues federal government to stop Syrian refugees

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AUSTIN, TX - While the Obama administration is moving forward with plans to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees in the U.S. -- including Texas -- Governor Abbott is working hard to keep them out.

Wednesday, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission filed a lawsuit against the United States of America. The suit claims the Refugee Act of 1980 requires the feds to "consult regularly" with the states rather than going over their heads.

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