The Supreme Court of the United States has just ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s “rules that bar migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. if they have traveled through a third country and failed to seek asylum there” reported the National Review.
The decision means “ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House’s ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the US. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there.” The injunctions were put in effect by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has long been a “liberal bastion.”
Liberal SCOTUS Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were in opposition of the majority decision. The two judges gave the dissenting opinion:
Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution…Although this Nation has long kept its doors open to refugees- and although the stakes for asylum seekers could not be higher – the Government implemented its rule without first providing the public notice and inviting the public input generally required by law.
The Trump administration argued to the Supreme Court “in a brief” that “unless he nationwide injection is lifted, it ‘would severely disrupt the orderly administration of an already overburdened asylum system.”
The ruling of the majority was a big win for the Trump administration: “The high-court action leaves the administration free to impose the new policy everywhere while the court case against it continues” reported Fox News.
Additionally, this gives the Trump administration “reason for optimism now that the case is back in the 9th Circuit. The San Francisco-based appellate court has seven Trump-appointed federal judges — more than any other federal appellate bench.”
BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum! https://t.co/9Ka00qK1Ob
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
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