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Judge dismisses Texas lawsuit over Syrian refugees

People protest on November 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas in favor of allowing Syrian refugeesTexas has lost its bid to keep Syrian refugees out, after a federal judge dimissed the state’s lawsuit over resettlements from the wartorn Middle Eastern country. US District Court Judge David Godbey ruled Wednesday that the state failed to make “a plausible claim for relief” in its lawsuit against the federal government and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a charity that aids refugees. “I am disappointed with the court’s determination that Texas cannot hold the federal government accountable,” state Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a written statement.

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