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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Court rebukes Mike Pence, rules states must accept Syrian refugees

States that refuse to help resettle Syrian refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, delivering a judicial rebuke to GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who, as Indiana’s governor, had tried to stop Syrians from being shipped into his state.

Judge Richard Posner, writing for the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said there’s no evidence that Syrians are more dangerous than other refugees, and he said even if they are, allowing Indiana to refuse to resettle them would only foist the problem onto neighboring states.

“Federal law does not allow a governor to deport to other states immigrants he deems dangerous,” Judge Posnerwrote.

He said if Mr. Pence has worries, the governor should report his fears to federal bureaucrats for redress.

The court said Indiana agencies don’t have to cooperate with the federal government, but the state can’t ban Syrian refugees, nor can it order nonprofit groups to stop helping the resettlement efforts.



Anonymous said...

This judgement assumes a 'right' to immigrate-- something that has no basis in fact.

Gov. Pence is not 'deporting' anyone, he is simply refusing to allow immigrants to come here that have not been PROPERLY VETTED as required by our current immigration laws.

We do not live under a one-world government. This is the United States of America. Our citizens and legal residents have rights granted to them by our constitution and laws that do not necessarily extend to everyone on the planet.

The word 'discriminate' means to choose. We have the right to CHOOSE who we allow to come to the US and live here.

Under our current immigration laws they must PROVE they can come here and live without being a burden to our society, and that they pose no threat. Most of those who are coming here claiming to be 'refugees' have not proved that they meet that standard.

Under our current laws, they must.

Anonymous said...

How about Alaska?

Anonymous said...

Government tyranny.

Anonymous said...

Well, you have to say that he tried.

Anonymous said...

Apparently these judges are not doing their jobs and playing dirty politics. Maybe it's time to form those militias and fight back. Take out those corrupt judges until we have a clean court system.

Anonymous said...

How come the courts want to go by the law with regards to resettling refugees in the U.S. But doesn't want to enforce the law on them coming in the country or deporting them.