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Circuit Court Affirms Injunction Against Indiana’s Attempt to Withhold Funds to Agency That Resettles Syrian Refugees


The Seventh Circuit affirmed the grant of a preliminary injunction against the state of Indiana’s attempt to withhold funds from a private agency that assists in the resettlement of refugees, including Syrian refugees. The court rejected the governor of Indiana’s brief asserting that “the State’s compelling interest in protecting its residents from the well-documented threat of terrorists posing as refugees to gain entry into Western countries,” finding that there was no evidence to support that argument.

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