Gov. Abbott: US Govt. 'Importing Danger' With Refugee Program
On "America's Newsroom," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said the U.S. government would be "importing danger" by allowing refugees from Syria to resettle in the country.
Abbott has been working with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz on legislation that would impose a moratorium on refugees from ISIS-controlled areas, allow states to opt out of resettling refugees, and strip the citizenship of Americans who go abroad to join ISIS.
He said the way that the federal government operates the refugee resettlement program "ties the hands" of governors whose ultimate responsibility is to keep citizens safe.
"What the federal government is doing is importing danger, if not ISIS members and terrorists, into the United States through the refugee program. Governors should have the ability to keep our citizens safe."
Watch the interview above.