Texas officials want to violate the Constitution by closing our doors on refugees fleeing our enemies.
In the courts, in Congress, and in the legislature, Texas officials are in a full-court press to ban Syrian refugees from the state. They've even targeted non-profit humanitarian organizations in order to try and force them to stop resettling these desperate victims of war and terror. Our leaders need to hear your voice as well.
Write your local paper: Tell Texas officials that Syrian refugees are welcome in Texas.
It's unconstitutional for Texas to bar an entire group of refugees from coming into the state because of their nationality. And it's un-American to condemn groups solely based on their skin color, ethnicity, national origin, or religion.
These refugees are not terrorists; they are fleeing terrorists. They are families, widows, and children escaping unspeakable violence wrought by our own enemies. Many of their homes have been destroyed, and their country lies in ruins. Those lucky enough to have escaped the war zone live in refugee camps in abysmal conditions that only worsen in winter.
Texans are a warm and welcoming people. We have a long history of helping those in need, and our generosity is needed now more than ever.