In a shocking turn of events, the Federal courts decided to side with Trump’s asylum seeker’s policy. The policy allows Trump administration to send asylum seekers back to Mexico. With Dems still beating the dead horse, known as the Mueller report, this is a nice break for the President. It isn’t permanent but you take your wins where you can get them.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration can make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for immigration court hearings while the policy is challenged in court, handing the president a major victory, even if it proves only temporary.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — a frequent target of the president’s complaints — reversed a decision by a San Francisco judge that would have prevented asylum-seekers from being returned to Mexico during the legal challenge.
The case must still be considered on its merits and could end up at the Supreme Court. But allowing the policy to remain in effect in the meantime lets the administration carry out an unprecedented change to U.S. asylum practices.
The administration has said it plans to rapidly expand the policy across the border, which would have far-reaching consequences for asylum seekers and Mexican border cities that host them while their cases wind through clogged U.S. immigration courts. Cases can take several years to decide.
This week, the president’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is expected to unveil a broad immigration reform bill he has been working on to close the “loopholes” that have allowed most asylum-seeking families to be released into the U.S. as they wait months, or even years, for their day in immigration court.
But as Congress has struggled to forge any kind of immigration compromise, the Trump administration is left conducting its unilateral enforcement actions and constantly defending them in court. And in the case of the Remain in Mexico plan, lawyers who are challenging the policy feel they will ultimately win out.
“Two of the three judges that heard this request found that there are serious legal problems with what the government is doing, so there is good reason to believe that ultimately this policy will be put to a halt,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, which is part of the lawsuit.