Texas plans to withdraw from a federal refugee resettlement program if its demands aren't met by Friday. Gov. Greg Abbott wants a tougher vetting process to ensure refugees escaping from the Syrian civil war are not a security risk.
After the Paris attacks in November last year, Texas unsuccessfully sued the federal government to try and block resettlements. Last week, the state sent a letter to the federal agency warning of its plans to withdraw from the refugee program.
Donna Duvin is the executive director at the International Rescue Committee, one of the resettlement agencies in Dallas. She talks to Good Day about what happens if the state withdraws from the program and how the experience has been for refugees in Dallas.