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Cruz introduces bill letting states bar refugees
by Max Greenwood
Two Republican lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a measure that would let governors bar refugees from their states.
The State Refugee Security Act requires the federal government to notify a state at least 21 days before resettling a refugee there. Under the law, governors could block refugees from being resettled in their states unless federal officials can provide "adequate assurance" that the individual doesn't pose a security threat.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) reintroduced the bill this week, after initially pushing it late last year in the previous Congress. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) is co-sponsoring the measure.
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