WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has hardly been a reliable source of support for President Donald Trump and his immigration law enforcement policies. That is precisely why it is so notable that the 9th Circuit just decided the Trump administration can continue a policy of having asylum seekers at the southern border remain in Mexico while their requests are processed until larger issue in the case are resolved.
“[…] A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit cited different reasons for permitting the “remain in Mexico” initiative to move forward after a lower court blocked it last month. The appeals court allowed the policy to continue only on a temporary basis, while the court considers broader issues in the case.
The ruling represents a victory for President Donald Trump, whose immigration policies have faced constant legal challenges. A federal judge in late November halted a separate Trump attempt to bar migrants from seeking asylum if they cross the border between ports of entry.
Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, an appointee of former President Ronald Reagan, authored the 11-page opinion and wrote that the administration was likely to succeed on legal challenges to the policy under federal immigration and regulatory law. […]”
So, basically the court confirmed that Trump is operating securely within the bounds of the law when it comes to immigration policy in this regard. The fact that Trump’s immigration policies have been challenged in court so relentlessly is less about the merit of those challenges, and more about the Left’s interest in opposing this president no matter what.
When it comes to immigration, border control, asylum processes and the like, the president has an awful lot of discretion under the U.S. Constitution.
With the ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, the Trump administration was preventing illegal aliens from disappearing into the United States after merely mentioning a request for asylum. No matter how many processes are set up to seriously consider asylum requests, if the illegal border crossers are simply allowed to go free within the United States, then immigration law cannot be effectively enforced.
While temporary, this stay by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is a step in the right direction, and away from the insanity of Trump Derangement Syndrome that fuels the Left’s opposition.
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