|Governor Mike Pence|
First of all Exodus International announced that it would continue to settle refugees from all over the world in Indiana...including Syria. Then, later in the day, the ACLU announced that it was filing suit against Governor Pence in federal court for attempting to block Syrian refugees at the state's border.
Pence had no official comment, but you can't think for a minute that he's happy with either challenge of his authoritah especially after he thought he had put it to bed with his poorly-received op-ed.
I stand with the ACLU and Exodus on this case. These Syrian refugees are running from the people we fear and should not be feared by us. They go through an exhaustive process and deserve better from a Governor who's more interested in politics than actually helping the refugees. I'm glad someone is holding him accountable.
As we've also seen, neither the Indiana Democratic Party nor John Gregg, the presumed nominee for Governor on the Democratic side, seem too interested in holding Governor Pence's feet to the fire on this issue or, most-importantly, standing up for the immigrants who deserve better all around.