Texas, whose motto happens to be “friendship,” has become the first state to officially ban refugees after Donald Trump’s executive order.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is a prominent Trump supporter, has decided to ban refugees from settling anywhere within its massive 268,000 square mile boundaries.
Trump signed an executive order that would give states the power to ban refugees from residing in their state if they so wanted to.
The Trump administration has already lowered the number of refugees entering the country by 70 percent.
While Texas has become the first state to take up Trump’s order, PBS Newshour adds that governors in 42 states across the nation signaled they are willing to accept refugees.