You have every right as an American citizen to urge the President "to halt" his "plans to allow Syrians to be resettled anywhere in the United States."What you do not have a right to do, is directly refuse Refugees because of your unfounded fear that "American humanitarian compassion could be exploited to expose Americans to similar deadly danger."
Let me remind you that a refugee is a person who is outside their home country because they have suffered (or feared) persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, or political opinion; because they are a member of a persecuted social category of persons; or because they are fleeing a war. It is clear that what all you and the 25 other governors are doing is pushing Ethnocentrism, Racism, White privilege, Xenophobia & a host of other irrational forms of discrimination.You can follow this link to read the rest of it..
And FYI, I called Gov Abbott a Sodomite because contrary to loud and wrong right wing opinion, Sodom and its sister city Gomorrah were destroyed for lack of hospitality. not homosexuality.