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This week, a federal judge in Hawaii temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised order on travel and immigration.  The renewed legal battle comes at a time when Atlanta area religious leaders are working out their messages to their congregations, about the president's order--and about immigration in general.

On the day the judge in Hawaii issued the temporary block on the president's order, WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Atlanta Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the archdiocese office in Smyrna.

Closer Look: Immigration Raids; Refugees; And More

Feb 13, 2017
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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, moderates a discussion during a town-hall style meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C., during the second day of the Democratic National Convention.
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Story updated at 6:15 p.m. Monday

Atlanta Democratic Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday announced a ban on travel to North Carolina for city employees after a law passed there that excludes LGBT people from anti-discrimination protections and keeps cities from adopting their own anti-discrimination measures.

The law also gained widespread attention for rules that would require people who are transgender to use public restrooms associated with the gender on their birth certificates.