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Exodus Refugee Immigration v. Mike Pence, et al.

About the ACLU of Indiana's case:

On November 23, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and ACLU national, on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, filed suit against Governor Mike Pence and the secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to stop attempts by the governor to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana, claiming the governor's actions violate the United States Constitution and federal law. On December 2, we filed a memorandum in support of our motion for preliminary injunction.

Why Indiana?

There was a set of tangible circumstances that allowed the ACLU to file suit in Indiana, including an agency able to be a plaintiff, and the resettlement of a newly arriving family diverted to Connecticut as a result of Gov. Pence's Nov. 16 statement directing state agencies to suspend resettlement of additional Syrian refugees in Indiana.

The ACLU and ACLU of Texas are also legal counsel representing the International Rescue Committee to allow it to continue its work resettling refugees in Texas.

Should tragedies such as San Bernardino cause us to rethink our stance on refugees?

Legal Documents in Case #No. 1:15-cv-1858-TWP-DKL