Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Trump Administration Policy Allowing Local Governments to Block Refugees
Posted on: 01/15/2020 10:04 PM

District judge says federal gov't can not allow states and localities "power to consent to the resettlement of refugees." That's because non-government agencies with no accountability to voters (but getting taxpayer $) determine where refugees go under this ruling no matter who doesn't like it. Accordingly, charges of racism lurk just below the surface.


State and local officials cannot block refugees from being resettled in their jurisdictions, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, finding the Trump administration’s new refu­gee policy is likely “unlawful” and “does not appear to serve the overall public interest.”

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte of Maryland temporarily halted President Trump’s executive order requiring governors and local officials nationwide to agree in writing to welcome refugees.

“Giving states and local governments the power to consent to the resettlement of refugees — which is to say veto power to determine whether refugees will be received in their midst — flies in the face of clear Congressional intent,” Messitte wrote in a 31-page decision.

The judge said the administration’s grant of a veto power is “arbitrary and capricious as well as inherently susceptible to hidden bias.”


Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Trump Administration Policy Allowing Local Governments to Block Refugees





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But the resettlement agencies argued in court that the consent requirement has caused chaos and confusion, and threatens to dismantle a support network that connects refugees to housing, jobs and English classes needed to start their new lives in the United States. And, critics argued nothing in Trump’s order prevents refugees from ultimately relocating to states, counties and cities that have said they do not want new refugees.

(NOTE: In other words, screw you White America. --ed)

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