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Guterres previously served as the prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 until December 2015. Pending formal approval from the 193-member General Assembly, he will become the ninth U.N. secretary general when Ban Ki-moon’s second five-year term comes to a close at the end of this year.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced his intention to withdraw from the United States refugee resettlement program, although Texas has welcomed more refugees in recent years than any other state.