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Judge stops another portion of Donald Trump’s immigration policy

April 9, 2019

  Back in January Donald Trump instituted a policy whereby some asylum seekers were sent back into Mexico while they awaited their court date in the United States. The President was set to expand this program but now it is on hold because a Federal Judge has issued an injunction against the policy.

  Here is more:

A U.S. judge on Monday halted the Trump administration’s policy of sending some asylum seekers back across the southern border to wait out their cases in Mexico, stopping a program the government planned to expand to stem a recent flood of migrants.

The ruling is slated to take effect on Friday, according to the order by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco. The preliminary injunction will apply nationwide.

Seeborg said the Immigration and Nationalization Act, however, does not authorize the government to return asylum seekers to Mexico the way the government has applied it.

He also said the policy lacks safeguards to protect refugees from threats to their life or freedom.

Here is what Donald Trump had to say about this decision:

In a late night tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said, “A 9th Circuit Judge just ruled that Mexico is too dangerous for migrants. So unfair to the U.S. OUT OF CONTROL!”

  The theory behind this policy is simple and it makes sense. Many people who cross the border illegally never show up for their court date so this would force them to go to the hearing if they really want to come to the United States and live here legally.

  But this was a 9th Circuit Court Judge so it was to be expected. Now it is on to appeal and just like almost everything else Donald Trump tries to do this policy has an eventual date with the Supreme Court, but until then it is business as usual at the border.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 10, 2019 8:31 am

    Just waiting for the court to order the release of Mueller’s report in full, then Trump’s tax returns….. then we will know we are finished.

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