Texas renews bid for court-imposed refugee restrictions

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Posted: Jan 26, 2016 7:27 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Texas is doubling down on its push for court-imposed restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state.

In a court filing in Dallas on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge David Godbey, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton cited a recent federal acknowledgement that U.S. officials failed to give the state advance notice that a group of refugees was being resettled there. Paxton contends the refugees haven't been sufficiently vetted for potential terrorists.

Godbey already denied the state's request for emergency court-imposed resettlement restrictions. However, he directed federal officials to give the state seven days' notice of any resettlement.

Federal officials have apologized for failure to meet the judge's conditions, calling the omission an oversight.