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Judge halts Trump order on refugees

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Post

While ruling is in effect, states and localities cannot bar resettlements

State and local officials cannot block refugees from being resettled in their jurisdictions, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, finding the Trump administration's new refu gee policy is likely to be '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 na...