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Houston activists gathered to protest Greg Abbott’s position against the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Texas.

Along with protesting, activists took to social media to spread the hashtag #letthemin and flooded governor Abbott with emails and phone calls to express their concern about his stance.

Over 30 State Governors across the nation have rescinded support of American resettlement of Syrian refugees following the Paris Attacks.

In an official statement, Abbott said, “As governor of Texas, I write to inform you that the State of Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris.”