Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pence Being Sued by ACLU Over Immigration!

The Indiana ACLU is suing Governor Mike Pence over his denial of service to Syrian refugees. The ACLU's suit on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, the nonprofit that had planned to help the Syrian family of three resettle in Indiana, argues that Pence’s decision to bar Syrian refugees violated the Constitution, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the federal government’s exclusive authority over immigration. Judy Rabinovitz, deputy legal director of the ACLU’s immigrants’ rights project, said, “This lawsuit is calling out Governor Pence on his unconstitutional bluff. 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.” Once again, Pence is turning our state into a national laughingstock. Read the complete Washington Post story here; USA Today's story is here.