The Latest: Family of 6 Syrian refugees arrive in Texas
The Associated Press
Dec. 08, 2015
DALLAS (AP) — The latest on the arrival of Syrian refugees in Texas (all times local):
Six Syrian refugees have settled in their Dallas home over the initial objections of Texas officials who wanted to stop them.
International Rescue Committee spokeswoman Lucy Carrigan said Tuesday that the family arrived Monday afternoon. She described the family as relieved and eager to start a new life in the United States.
Carrigan declined to identify where the family was living due to safety concerns.
The family's arrival was closely watched because it comes after Texas officials said they wanted to ban new Syrian refugees following the deadly Nov. 13 Paris attacks.
When the IRC indicated it would continue with resettling the family and other Syrians in Texas, the state went to court. The state has since withdrawn its request for an immediate ban on Syrian arrivals.