Judge Blocks Trump Executive Order Allowing State and Local Governments to Block Refugees

By Jacob Schulz
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 12:24 PM

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted a preliminary injunction against a Sept. 2019 executive order that, as the judge described, effectively "gives individual States and Local Governments veto power over resettlement." The judge argued that the plaintiffs are "clearly likely to succeed" on the merits of their suit and that "they have also shown that they will be irreparably harmed" if the order and a corresponding funding notice get implemented. The verdict can be found here and below.