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Paxton: State free to background-check refugees

May 17, 2016 11:40:30 AM - chron.com
Texas' controversial plan to conduct background checks on refugees coming to the state for resettlement is legal because there is no federal law prohibiting the practice, Attorney General Ken Paxton ruled Tuesday. In a three-page decision, which carries the force of law until challenged in court, Paxton also said that conditions placed by federal officials on federal refugee funding are likely un...

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