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Governors Refusal To Accept Refugees Overturned By Federal Court

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks about President Obama’s immigration executive order at a news conference at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT; COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM; MAGAZINES OUT / mug – mugshot – headshot / 06012015xNEWS

Governor Greg Abbott’s refusal to accept refugees this fiscal year is on hold following a ruling in Federal Court on Wednesday. Maryland District Judge Peter Messitte​ blocked a Trump Administration policy allowing local and state governments to veto where refugees settle. The Judge said the policy doesn’t serve “overall public interest” and could be “unlawful.” With the latest ruling, refugee resettlement continues in Texas.