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Texas Keeps A Tab On Syrian Refugees

Texas is taking stock of Syrian refugees true to its ideologies. The refugee assistance group is in crossroads with the state and federal officials having different views about helping Syrian refugees that are increasing over the holiday weekend. The fear escalated in the wake of the Paris attacks where it was suspected that one of the suspects would have taken to Europe in the disguise of Syrian refugee. Republican governors are against providing refuge to Syrian migrants until the security precautions are in place.

It is opined by legal experts that the states though cannot close the gates on the refugees they can still make matters worse by withholding the funds that are offered to the resettlement if they desire. In a letter to the resettlement groups out of Texas the state and federal officials had a different message to convey. In the letter issued to a Dallas group by the state official in Texas, it was mentioned that their contract will be under scrutiny if they do not abide by the Governor Greg Abbott call to temporarily stop resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state.

On the contrary, the Federal official letter from the Office of Refugee Resettlement in Washington sent a letter to the Texas groups stated that the state that is a recipient of federal funds cannot refuse to provide services to refugees on their origin of the nativity. The letter was signed by Robert Carey, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The agency informed that all assistance will be provided for the refugees to become self-sufficient and members of the communities.

Mass Shooting Suspect Identified San Bernardino

Syed Farook and his wife were non-traceable by the family since Wednesday morning informed Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations). Speaking to reporters Farooks’ brother Farhan Khan said he does have any idea of why he would get involved in such an act. He said that he is shocked, and last spoke to him about a week back. Moreover, ATF informed that one gun was legally bought, and it may be traced back to those who are connected with the shootout. Though, ATF did not reveal the name of the purchase.

Syed Farook was identified as the suspect in the San Bernardino shootout who works as the inspector at the health department in the county. Farook is said to have left the Inland Regional Center informed multiple law enforcement sources to CNN. The shootout started with a chase in the residence at Redlands, California with those passengers in the SUV. Though, people were not sure if the person in the SUV was the shooter or the victim. Meanwhile, it was identified that Syed Farook is a US citizen.

Fourteen people were killed at a holiday party that happened at the center for people with developmental disabilities by two gunmen and the police on Wednesday shot two suspects during a gun battle. It was not known if the shootout with the suspect was the end of the manhunt for those involved in the mass shooting. The FBI was issuing search warrants to those connected with the shooting.