INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s order blocking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence from barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in the state.
A three-judge panel for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Monday agreed with an injunction a federal judge issued in February. The judge found Pence’s directive “clearly discriminates” against refugees from the war-torn nation.READ MORE: Police Investigating 2 Fatal Shooting Incidents In West Pullman Less Than A Mile Apart
The appeals court says federal law doesn’t allow a governor “to deport to other states immigrants he deems dangerous.”READ MORE: 9 Rogers Park Businesses Giving Out Free Seed Packets For Earth Day
Donald Trump’s running mate, Pence, was among dozens of governors from mostly Republican states who tried to block Syrian refugees after the Paris terror attacks last November.
Indianapolis-based Exodus Refugee Immigration, which helps Syrian refugees with medical and social services and job training, challenged Pence’s order.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Coming To Old Town Thursday
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