Attorney General Files Appeal Of Judge's Refugee Resettlement Ruling

Mar 9, 2016

Credit Gretchen Frazee / Indiana Public Broadcasting

The Attorney General's office has filed the expected appeal of the ruling that blocks Governor Mike Pence's plan to deny assistance to Syrian refugees settling in Indiana.

The state questions the federal screening process for those entering the country from overseas.

Federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt found Pence's position discriminatory and threw it out.

It's up to Judge Pratt to decide whether to grant a request to set aside her order until the appeal is resolved.