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Can governors block resettlement of Syrian refugees? That question is being asked in many states today, including in Texas where Governor Greg Abbott has directed the state's Health and Human Services Commission not to help place Syrian refugees. Ben Philpott from Here & Now contributor KUT reports.

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  • Ben Philpott, senior political reporter, covering politics and policy for KUT in Austin, part of the Here & Now Contributors Network. He tweets @BenPhilpottKUT.

This segment aired on November 17, 2015.

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