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Abbott's Refugee Refusal Sets 'Dangerous Precedent,' Says Baker Institute Expert: Rice University

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 14 -- Rice University issued the following news release:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has become the first U.S. governor to announce his state will refuse to admit federal resettled refugees in 2020, citing the "broken" U.S. immigration system he said has put unfair pressure on border states.

Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute's Women's Rights, Human Righ . . .

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Jeff Falk, 713/348-6775, jfalk@rice.edu