INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge is set to take up a refugee relocation group’s bid to block Gov. Mike Pence’s order barring state agencies from participating in the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana.
The judge will hear arguments Thursday in Exodus Refugee Immigration’s request for a temporary injunction blocking Pence’s order until the Indianapolis-based nonprofit’s lawsuit is resolved.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued the governor in November on behalf of the group, arguing it would be irreparably harmed if vital funding were withheld under Pence’s order.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 6 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
Pence issued his directive amid security concerns following the deadly Paris terrorist attacks. Pence later said he wouldn’t block state agencies from distributing federal refugee aid to Syrians.MORE NEWS: Father Christopher Ciomek, Pastor Of St. Peter Damian Parish In Bartlett, Removed Amid 30-Year-Old Child Sex Abuse Claims
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