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Local agency relieved with court decision on Trump executive order

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A local agency that helps immigrants says it is relieved that an appeals court decided not to reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order.

The Director of the International Institute of St. Louis says the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals means her organization can resume getting ready to welcome a growing list of immigrants.

A federal judge recently suspended Trump’s executive order that banned travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. A three judge panel refused to re-instate the ban on Thursday.

The institute told News 4 as many as 50 refugees are scheduled to come to St. Louis, many of them waiting in refugee camps and foreign cities. The institute’s director added many of the refugees are coming from countries listed in the executive order.

“They’re coming from the Congo and Afghanistan, and Iraq, and a couple of Syrian families, so it’s a variety of different individuals,” said Anna Crosslin, Director of the International Institute of St. Louis.

Crosslin said the refugees arriving in St. Louis have gone through the vetting process for 18 months.

If the appeals’ court decision holds up, the refugees should arrive in St. Louis by mid to late February.

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