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CA7 on Syrian Refugees, Indiana: Exodus v. Pence
Posted on 3 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Exodus v. Pence, Oct. 3, 2016 - "The State of Indiana appeals from the grant of a preliminary injunction to a private agency named Exodus that assists refugees, some of whom are Syrian refugees, the state’s target. ... The governor of Indiana... Read More

Transcript of USCIS-DOS-HHS Press Call on Syrian Refugee Processing
Posted on 10 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 9, 2016 - "Shin Inouye: Thank you (Sheila) and thank you all for joining us today to discuss the current state of Syrian refugees security screening and admissions. As a reminder this call is on the record and without embargo. On the... Read More

ORR to States: You Must Assist Syrian Refugees
Posted on 30 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ORR Dear Colleague Letter 16-02, Nov. 25, 2015 - "States that continue to use ORR funding must ensure that assistance and services are delivered without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, or political opinion. States may not deny ORR-funded... Read More

Tags: orr , states , refugees , syrian

Texas Sues Feds Over Syrian Refugees: TX HHSC v. USA
Posted on 3 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Dallas on Dec. 2, 2015, is here . [ Editor's Note : This lawsuit is a political stunt doomed to failure. The U.S. Supreme Court made it clear that lawfully admitted aliens (including refugees) may... Read More

Indiana Governor Sued for Blocking Syrian Refugees: Exodus v. Pence
Posted on 24 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Nov. 23, 2015 - "The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and attorneys from the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, filed suit today against Governor Mike Pence and the Secretary... Read More

Indiana's Syrian Refugee Block Unconstitutional: Exodus v. Pence
Posted on 2 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jacob Gershman, WSJ, Mar. 1, 2016 - "Indiana unconstitutionally discriminated against Syrian refugees by freezing federal funds that were supposed to help fleeing families resettle in the state, a federal judge has ruled . The decision is the latest... Read More

Judge Blocks Texas' Bid to Block Syrian Refugees: THHSC v. USA
Posted on 16 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

THHSC v. USA, June 15, 2016 - "The Commission lacks a cause of action – under either the Refugee Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, or the Declaratory Judgment Act – to enforce the Refugee Act’s advance consultation requirement... Read More

Texas Backs Down in Syrian Refugee Lawsuit, Drops TRO Request
Posted on 7 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In the face of overwhelming legal firepower from the International Rescue Committee and the Department of Justice , the Texas Health and Human Services Commission dropped its request for a Temporary Restraining Order on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Dianne Solís... Read More

Court: Texas Cannot Block Syrian Refugees
Posted on 9 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

THHSC v. USA, Feb. 8, 2016 - "This Order addresses Plaintiff Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (the “Commission”) amended application for preliminary injunction against Defendant International Rescue Committee, Inc. ... Read More