DALLAS (AP) — Syrian refugees are scheduled to arrive in Texas soon, after the state eased up in its legal fight to stop them.

Twelve Syrians are to join relatives in Dallas and Houston on Monday. Another nine refugees are scheduled to arrive in Houston on Thursday.

Texas last week sued the federal government and the International Rescue Committee, the agency bringing a family of six refugees to Dallas. But on Friday, the state said it no longer wanted an immediate order stopping refugees but would continue its lawsuit.

The family of six is expected to join relatives already living in North Texas, which is already home to dozens of Syrian refugees.

Governors in about 30 states have said they oppose receiving Syrian refugees after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

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