Judge blocks Pence’s order barring Syrian refugee help

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge in Indianapolis on Monday blocked Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s order barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in Indiana, saying the order was discriminatory.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt comes in response to a request for a preliminary injunction from the group Exodus Refugee Immigration, which helps resettle refugees. Pratt wrote in her 36-page opinion that the governor’s directive “clearly...

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