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Judge blocks Donald Trump's attempt to let governors refuse refugees

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Times

A federal judge ordered a halt Wednesday to the Trump administration's plan to give states and localities a veto over refugees being sent into their territory, saying the law doesn't allow them a say.

The ruling is a major victory for immigrant rights groups, who had feared some communities would shut their doors thanks to President Trump's executive order last year establishing the veto policy.

Judge Peter J. Messitte, an appointee of President Clinton to the U.S. District Court in...