Powered by

Judge blocks order on refugees; President Trump can't let state and local governments 'veto' resettlement, he rules.

Jan 16, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

President Trump can't give state and local governments "veto power" to reject refugees from resettling within their borders, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte agreed to block Trump's executive order requiring resettlement agencies to get written consent from state and local officials in any jurisdiction where they want to resettle refugees beyond June.

In his 31-page ruling, Messitte said the agencies are likely to succeed in showing that November's ...