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9th Circuit Court gives Donald Trump a partial victory on asylum ban

August 16, 2019

  Back in July Donald Trump issued a rule which is being called an asylum ban in the media, but that term is not quite right. This rule would cut back on asylum claims by requiring an asylum seeker to apply for asylum in a country they travel through before getting to the United States.

  Shortly thereafter a judge blocked the new rule from going into effect nationwide while a challenge to the rule makes its way through the court system. Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed the President a partial victory by narrowing the previous decision and allowing the so-called ban to go into effect in Texas and New Mexico.

  Here is more:

A federal appeals court on Friday handed the Trump administration a partial victory in its quest for an asylum ban, appearing to clear the way for imposing it along the border in New Mexico and Texas, at least temporarily.

While the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision to block the ban, it narrowed the nationwide injunction to the 9th Circuit, which encompasses district courts in the border states of Arizona and California.

  Most of the illegal immigrants make their way into the country through Texas and New Mexico so this decision is a pretty significant victory for the President…at least for now. The 9th Circuit Court also ruled that in all likelihood the rule violated Federal law because it was rushed through and did not have the proper waiting period for the public to comment on it. Because of this I would expect the law to eventually be struck down before all is said and done.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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