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9th Circuit Court rules against Donald Trump’s asylum policies

February 29, 2020

  I wrote in another post on a court decision that it was getting hard to follow all the lawsuits Democrats and left-leaning organizations have pending in the court against everything Donald Trump is trying to do and this is what I am talking about:

  Back in May of last year the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed Donald Trump a victory on the President’s policy of sending migrants who did not pass through a port of entry back to Mexico to await their asylum hearing, reversing a Federal court decision, and yesterday the same court ruled against two of the President’s policies, including this very same one. Here is more:

A California appeals court has rejected two of the Trump administration’s efforts to curtail asylum.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a coalition of immigrant legal services groups in ruling against a Trump administration rule barring asylum claims from people who cross the US-Mexico border without presenting themselves at an official port of entry.

In a separate ruling, the appeals court backed a lower court’s preliminary injunction against the administration’s Migrant Protection Protocol requiring asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are adjudicated.

Judge William A. Fletcher argued in an opinion that the policy imperils immigrants in violation of legal protections by exposing them to “targeted discrimination, physical violence, sexual assault, overwhelmed and corrupt law enforcement, lack of food and shelter, and practical obstacles to participation in court proceedings in the United States.”

“Uncontested evidence in the record establishes that non-Mexicans returned to Mexico under the MPP risk substantial harm, even death, while they await adjudication of their applications for asylum,” Fletcher wrote.

  The court felt that risk of “substantial harm” or “even death” was so great that the court issued an immediate stay of its own decision. This appears to be headed to the Supreme Court and it is anybody’s guess how this will turn out.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 29, 2020 3:14 pm

    Why so much “care” for “illegals”? You’d think these obama/clinton/bush judges have an Agenda or something 🤔

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  2. March 1, 2020 7:10 am

    Thats the problem with the ninth…even though Trump turned it to a GOP majority there still are still are a ton of Dems…. win one lose two it seems.

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