INDIANAPOLIS — A lawsuit is challenging the Indiana governor’s decision to stop state agencies from helping resettle Syrian refugees, saying the action wrongly targets the refugees based on their nationality.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the federal lawsuit Monday night on behalf of Indianapolis-based nonprofit Exodus Refugee Immigration. It accuses Gov. Mike Pence of violating the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act by accepting refugees from other countries but not from Syria.
The lawsuit comes about a week after the first-term Republican governor objected to plans for refugees to arrive in Indiana following the Nov. 13 deadly attacks in Paris. Five days after the attacks, a family that fled war-torn Syria was diverted from Indianapolis to Connecticut when Pence ordered state agencies to halt resettlement activities.
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