Major Supreme Court Ruling Could Bring End to the Migrant Crisis
For at least the 10th time since President Trump has taken office, the Supreme Court this week overruled a lower court’s #Resistance-laden decision to block the president from exercising his rightful executive authority. Not for the first time, the judge in question was liberal California’s Jon Tigar, who had already defied a 9th Circuit ruling limiting his imposed injunction against the Trump administration. Tigar, who clearly fancies himself a kind of president-in-the-shadows, had previously blocked a Trump rule that would have required asylum-seekers to first ask for protection from a “safe third country” before trying their luck in the United States.
By overturning the injunction, the Supreme Court restores the Trump rule, which will make it much more difficult for Central American refugees to seek asylum in the United States – seeing as how almost all of them pass through Mexico on the way to the border. With negotiations apparently going well with the Mexican government, one would expect that officials there will either provide asylum for these refugees or send them back to their home countries.
“BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!” President Trump tweeted after the ruling came down.
In a longer statement, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley praised the ruling and criticized lower court judges like Tigar who think they can set immigration policy for the entire nation.
“We are pleased the Supreme Court has ruled our Administration can implement important, needed fixes to the broken asylum system,” Gidley said. “This greatly helps build on the progress we’ve made addressing the crisis at our southern border and will ultimately make American communities safer. The district court’s erroneous nationwide injunction was another in a series of overreaching orders that allowed a single, non-elected district court judge to override policy decisions for the entire Nation. While there is much more work still to be done, thankfully the Supreme Court took a decisive step here and rejected the lower court’s egregious ruling.”
The truth of the matter that, with this rule (and this ruling), the U.S. is now much more in line with international agreements on refugees than it has been in a long time. The “safe third country” rule has been practiced by most of Western Civilization, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be enforced here. Yes, we understand that people WANT to come to the United States, for all that it has to offer. Problem is, what are YOU bringing to US. If the answer is “nothing,” then you’ll have to do better.
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