Tarrant County Spits in Governor Abbott’s Face by Voting for More Refugees

(BLP) – Robert Montoya of Texas Scorecard reported on the Tarrant County commissioners court’s decision to approve refugee resettlement.

On a unanimous vote, the Tarrant County commissioners approved the acceptance of refugees in complete defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to no longer resettle refugees in Texas.

Back in September 2019, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13888, which gave state and local government the power to opt out of refugee resettlement programs within their jurisdiction “to the maximum extent consistent with law.”

A few months letter, Abbott sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing the opt-out clause.

“Texas has carried more than its share in assisting the refugee resettlement process and appreciates that other states are available to help with these efforts,” Abbott stated.

Tarrant County commissioners countered Abbott’s decision on January 14, 2020.

“I think that we as a state are big enough, our hearts are big enough, to accept refugees,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks said Tuesday as he called for a vote on the county to allow refugees. Brooks was also concerned that Abbott’s decision may lead to the end of federal funding for refugees who were previously resettled in Tarrant County.

“We need those federal dollars,” he stated.

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley was worried about what could happen if commissioners didn’t act quickly and if Abbott had a change of heart or the courts overrule him. “If we don’t do something at this point in time, it particularly could exclude Tarrant County from being eligible to receive refugees,” Whitley said.

He mentioned that refugees are not in the same category as illegal immigrants. Precinct 2 Commissioner Devan Allen was in agreement with Whitley and seconded Brooks’ motion to vote on resettlement. “We’re listed in the state as high up there with counties that have many refugees settled here,” she during last Tuesday’s meeting. “Refugees are legal immigrants.”

The vote was approved unanimously.

The day after the Tarrant County commissioners court’s vote, U.S. District Judge Pete Messitte of Maryland issued a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s executive order. Now, the fate of Trump’s refugee resettlement executive order will be decided in the courts.

Governor Abbott stands out among weak-kneed Republican governors who have been drinking the mass migration Kool-Aid.

Too bad, the D.C. kritarchy is throwing a wrench in Abbott’s plans keep Texas from turning into a mass migration cesspool.



  1. I am sick of these local and regional judges who overstep their boundaries and issue nationwide injunctions interfering with the ability of the President to do his job.

    Where were these liberal activists when obama overstepped his authority to enforce law as the chief executive of the executive branch of government and instead created law with his unconstitutional DACA executive order? Where were their nationwide injunctions then?

    The supreme court has to rule on these nationwide injunctions and put a stop to them, and if there is too much democratic thinking in the court as when it ruled in the Dred-Scott decision that a black man had no rights that a white man was bound to respect, then the people will have to take it into their hands to hold referendums in state after state until they reach the 3/4 of states threshold to enshrine in the constitution that judges do not have the ability to issue nationwide injunctions.

  2. How many of these refugees are Islam Muslims ? That’s all this country needs is more people who want to cut off our heads ! Be nice and pay the price !!!!!!!!!!

  3. How many “refugees” are ILLEGAL aliens who did not go thru the process of coming into our country with asking for refugee assistance? Did these refugees complete all paperwork, interviews? You ignorant commissioners know the answer to that. We must take care of our own FIRST. We have taken in far more than share.

  4. Let the people vote on this!!! Once and for all. Put it on a ballot and let’s see where it goes.!! These law makers think they are god and should make all decisions for all….. It’s just not right.

  5. Then I say send them all to Tarrant County . And let them take care of them with out any state assistance . Because they think they can Virtue signal with out it costing them anything


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