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Supreme Court Rules For Enforcement Of Trump Asylum Rule

Supreme Court Rules For Enforcement Of Trump Asylum Rule

In what is becoming too common today, the left is going out and shopping for a judge, most preferable, one appointed by Obama, where their rulings will end up in the 9th circuit court, then have the judge move to block whatever it is that Trump is trying to do. This is what happened in the Trump rule that Asylum Seekers ignoring the first nation they come through, then waiting to apply for Asylum in the US can be turned away, the outcome was predictable.

The judge, as we saw earlier week, an Obama appointee, U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar in Oakland, blocked all attempts by the Trump administration to put in effect their ruling. What was unusual was the Supreme Court expedited the hearing on this ruling, bypassed the appeals court, and overturned the district judge.

While the ruling only stands, for now, it is forcing the case to go through the court without the blocking of the rule until the courts have heard the case, which Judge Jon S. Tigar had ruled to stop.

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The 9th Circuit Court had already shot down the judges ruling, something that surprised everyone, the judge then came back and repeated the same ruling.

According to Axios:

A California federal judge re-issued a nationwide injunction on Monday, blocking the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who have not first applied for refuge in a “third country” they’ve traveled through.

Last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed federal Judge Jon Tigar’s first preliminary injunction to apply only to the 9th circuit. The move allowed the Trump administration to enforce the policy — which would all but deny asylum to Central American migrants — in Texas and New Mexico. The policy will now be blocked nationwide once again.

The ruling on late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that has blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern. The policy was intended to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the US without seeking asylum here.

The majority of people crossing our southern border today are Central Americans fleeing from their nations due to either violence and poverty or are coming to the US as economic migrants. They are now ineligible under the new rule as are asylum seekers from Africa, Asia, and South America who are coming through central America and then traveling through multiple countries to arrive at our border.

BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!” President Donald Trump tweeted.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the high court’s order.

“Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution,” Sotomayor wrote.

The American Civil Liberties Union Lawyer, who is representing immigrant advocacy groups, in this case, Lee Gelernt, said, “This is just a temporary step, we are hopeful we’ll prevail at the end of the day. The lives of thousands of families are at stake.”

Justice Department spokesperson Alexei Woltornist said the agency was “pleased that the Supreme Court intervened in this case,” adding, “This action will assist the Administration in its objectives to bring order to the crisis at the southern border, close loopholes in our immigration system, and discourage frivolous claims.”

The problem now faced by the ones trying to fight this ruling is there is a precedent of the court ruling in this way if they see no legal issues with the president’s ruling. This is going to be an extremely uphill battle for them, the court has ruled that for the time, they are OK with the ruling, now it is up to the defense to present why it is contrary to the constitution.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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