Statement of Support of Governor Greg Abbott and Speaker Joe Straus

"The Texas House Republican Caucus applauds Governor Greg Abbott for protecting the State of Texas by informing President Barack Obama that Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris. Republican members of the House, along with Governor Abbott, firmly believe that opening our door to Syrian refugees irresponsibly puts Texans and our fellow Americans at risk. Speaker Straus has also asked the Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety to debrief with law enforcement to ensure that all appropriate safety protocols are in place. We are in full support of the steps that Speaker Straus and Governor Abbott are taking to ensure the safety of Texans."