Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's office says the Republican governor had "the safety and security" of Indiana residents in mind when he issued an order last year barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in the state.
Pence spokeswoman Kara Brooks issued a short statement Monday after a three-judge panel for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago agreed with a preliminary injunction a federal judge issued in February blocking Pence's order.
In what could be the first of many similar rulings, a federal judge has blocked the efforts of a Republican governor to deny resettlement funding to Syrian refugees. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has the distinction of beating many of his...
About 150 Syrian refugees have arrived in Indiana in the months since a federal judge scuttled Republican Gov. Mike Pence's order blocking state agencies from helping their resettlement. … Click to Continue »
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 … Click to Continue »
Even though Indiana Gov. Mike Pence directed state agencies last month to stop providing aid to Syrian refugees, Catholic Charities raised its own funds to successfully resettle a refugee family in the state. Now Pence, a self-avowe...