Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Asylum Law - Hit & Run

Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Asylum Law - Hit & Run

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, and Chief Justice John Roberts all ruled against Trump, While Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh dissented.

Trump said he was acting in response to caravans of migrants making their way to the border.

Today the Supreme Court turned the government down, in a cursory order that indicated only that the government's request had been denied.

Tigar's ruling prompted Trump to call the jurist an "Obama judge" and blast the 9th Circuit in general as a "disgrace". At the port of entry in Tijuana, among other locations, migrants and refugees are managing an informal list of those wishing to cross into the U.S. to apply.

With the denial of any relief by the Supreme Court from the federal judge's order, the policy - set to be in effect for 90 days - probably will not be in effect at any point in that period, unless lower courts were to rule quickly on an Administration appeal formally contesting the nationwide order. The majority opinion was written by Judge Jay S. Bybee, who was appointed by President George W. Bush.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling against the administration in the very case in which President Donald Trump had derided the "Obama judge" who first blocked the asylum policy.

Current federal law says that anyone can request asylum "whether or not at a designated port of arrival" and "irrespective of such alien's status".

Trump's policy would not allow asylum claims by those who illegally cross the Southern border.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to enforce new asylum rules

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco had issued a temporary restraining order that blocked the asylum restrictions from taking effect in November, and the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in a December 7 decision.

This week, the USA announced that it would send some asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out their immigration hearings, a move rights groups say will put migrants and refugees in danger.

The administration argued that those who cross into the country illegally could still apply for asylum but that their illegal passage would be a reason to deny it.

"After World War II and the horrors experienced by refugees who were turned away by the United States and elsewhere, Congress joined the worldwide community in adopting standards for the treatment of those fleeing persecution", lawyers with the ACLU. wrote.

The Supreme Court rebuff means the asylum ban can not be enforced while the administration appeals a lower court ruling to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco blocked the policy on November 19.

"We are pleased the court refused to allow the administration to short-circuit the usual appellate process", Gelernt said.

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