Since the Paris terrorist attacks, tons of states have come together to defy Obama’s plan to bring as many Syrian refugees into this country as he can.
Now, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana that accuses him of violating the Constitution by blocking Syrian refugees from entering his state.
“This lawsuit is calling out Governor Pence on his unconstitutional bluff,” said Judy Rabinovitz, deputy legal director of the ACLU’s immigrants’ rights project, in a press release. “He does not have the power to pick and choose between which lawfully admitted refugees he is willing to accept. Singling out Syrian refugees for exclusion from Indiana is not only ethically wrong, it is unconstitutional. Period.”
According to WND, Pence announced on November 16 that he would be halting all Syrian refugees from entering Indiana because he was concerned about the safety of his people.
“In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris, effective immediately, I am directing all state agencies to suspend the resettlement of additional Syrian refugees in the state of Indiana pending assurances from the federal government that proper security measures have been achieved,” he said at the time.
Pence is one of 25 governors who have come together to defy Obama’s plan, leading to the president becoming extremely outraged.
“That’s not who we are,” Obama tweeted. “And it’s not what we’re going to do.”
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