AUSTIN, Texas – The latest on Texas suing the U.S. government in an attempt to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees (all times local):
Texas is dropping immediate efforts to block the arrival of Syrian refugees who are scheduled to resettle in the state next week.
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday withdrew a request for a temporary restraining order that sought to stop six Syrian refugees from coming to Dallas. The family could arrive as early as Monday and includes two children under the age of 6.
Paxton, however, isn't entirely dropping the lawsuit. He still wants assurances that the Obama administration will work with the state on refugee resettlement.
Another Syrian family, which includes four children under the age of 13, is scheduled to resettle in Houston on Monday.
Texas backed down after the Obama administration and the ACLU filed court papers challenging the lawsuit. Both said the state had no authority to stop the refugees from coming.