(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Governor Mike Pence is being sued over his refusal to accept Syrian refugees in the state.
The American Civil Liberties Union Indiana is suing the governor, after his order to refuse Syrian refugees arriving in his state over security concerns.
The ACLU is filing the lawsuit on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration for an injunction to the Governor’s order, claiming the Governor is violating civil rights and equal protection by singling out Syrian refugees.
Pence and a state agency have already turned away families set to be resettled in Indiana.
“The family was asked the question, why did they invite is if they didn’t want us,” Carleen Miller with Exodus Refugee Immigration said about one of the families rejected by the state.
The family was later diverted to Connecticut.
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