Federal judge temporarily stops states from denying refugees
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U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday, temporarily blocking President Trump’s executive order which allowed state and local governments to refuse accepting refugee resettlements.
Why it matters: A week earlier, Texas became the first state to say it would not accept refugees. More refugees resettled in the state last year than any other.