Last month, President Trump issued an order to stop all asylum seekers at the US-Mexican border and turn them away.
A liberal, Obama appointed judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided to use his power to block President Trump’s attempt to protect America and the American people.
Yesterday, the Trump administration requested the Supreme Court to consider an emergency appeal of the decision of US District Judge Jon S. Tigar.
The emergency appeal is being made at the same time more off the caravan migrants try to storm Border Patrol agents, climb over and dig under existing border walls and fences.
Trending: Pelosi Tells Another Whopper
Fox News – Trump administration files Supreme Court appeal after Ninth Circuit ruling halting new asylum policy – The Trump administration on Tuesday formally asked the Supreme Court in an emergency appeal to block a nationwide ban on the administration’s new asylum policy that was unilaterally instituted by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge last month.
In a November news conference days before the midterm elections, Trump had vowed to turn away all asylum seekers who attempt to cross the border illegally instead of properly presenting themselves at ports of entry.
The president, who has long said the asylum process is rife with fraud, said the emergency policy was necessary as the leading Central American migrant caravan approached the U.S. border with Mexico.
However, U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar, who was nominated by President Obama in 2012 to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued a temporary restraining order two weeks later that brought a halt to the plan…
Normally, I would feel sure that the Supreme Court would rule in Trump’s favor, but I’m not that sure this time.
After Judge Tigar blocked Trump’s order to secure the border and repel the caravan migrants, Trump publicly criticized Tigar and pointed out that Tigar was appointed by Obama and had an agenda.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts defended Tigar and took offense to Trump’s accusation of his bias.
This was the first time that Trump and Roberts have butted heads and one has to wonder if that friction, which involves the same judge and same case, will guide the Supreme Court’s ruling.
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.