Friday, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overruled an injunction by a California federal judge which blocked an asylum rule issued by the Trump Administration.
The rule was established in an effort to stem the tide of asylum seekers from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador coming through Mexico and into the U.S., by requiring migrants to apply for asylum in the first country they enter before getting to the southern border. “Human rights groups” including the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) immediately filed law suits saying the rule was an attempt to undercut asylum-seeker protections passed by Congress.
Last month, Obama-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar acted on the suits by issuing an injunction prohibiting the immigration order from going into effect. Today’s decision by the 9th Circuit said that Tigar’s ruling, which was issued for the entire country, could only apply in the states within the Court’s jurisdiction in the western United States.
There are several other ongoing cases which open-borders groups are dragging through the Federal Court system in an attempt to stymie Trump’s efforts to slow down the numbers of migrants traveling to the southern border. Migrants are being coached and encouraged by advocacy groups to say they are seeking asylum when they cross illegally into the U.S. in order to be allowed to stay until their case can be heard before an immigration judge.
The rules being set forth by the Administration are an effort to control the chaos and overcrowding at border facilities due to the unwillingness and inability of Congress to act on the issue of border security.
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