- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says a resettlement agency has offered “absolutely no guarantees” about safety ahead of six Syrian refugees who are expected to arrive in Dallas this week.

The Republican said Wednesday it was “irresponsible” for the International Rescue Committee to continue accepting refugees from the war-torn country. Abbott and more than two dozen other governors have vowed to block Syrian refugees following the November terrorist attacks in Paris.

The International Rescue Committee said in a statement it hopes Texas will eventually recognize that Syrian refugees are “the most securely vetted group of people” who come to the U.S. The Obama administration says that vetting is thorough and can take up to two years.

Texas is threatening the New York-based nonprofit with legal action if new Syrians are accepted.

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