The State Refugee Security Act of 2015

The State Refugee Security Act of 2015

Donald Trump may be the presidential candidate with the most media attention, but Senator Ted Cruz is proving that he’s not afraid to take action when it comes to Obama’s proposal that we continue to bring thousands of Syrian refugees into the country.

Cruz recently partnered with Gov. Greg Abbott in Washington, D.C. to introduce a two-page proposal called the State Refugee Security Act of 2015.

The bill is designed to allow various states to have more say about refugees being resettled in the country by the administration. The legislation would also allow governors to reject any refugee who may pose a security risk to their citizens.

It would also require the federal government to give individual states 21 days notice before resettling a refugee, and would prevent them from resettling a refugee in a state if they cannot prove that the refugee is not a security risk.

“It is my hope that Congress will take up and pass into law the legislation that I introduced today that gives the governors the ability to opt out if the federal government is not sufficiently vetting refugees,” Cruz said in a press release.

“We are at a time of war,” he continued. “ISIS and radical Islamic terrorists have declared war on America, even if President Obama refuses to admit it.”

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