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24 December 2018, 01:02 | Tara Lloyd
Supreme Court upholds block on Trump’s asylum ban
The Administration had asked the Supreme Court to set aside the nationwide order against that policy, arguing that the restriction was necessary to deal with "an ongoing crisis" that was said to be the result of a wave of new illegal entries along the southern border. The ACLU sued on behalf of several humanitarian groups based in California, and U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco said Trump's order conflicted with federal law and could not take effect.
Roberts, who last month rebuked Trump over his criticism of the judiciary, joined liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor against the administration.
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"The 9th Circuit, we're going to have to look at that", Trump said, before adding that "every case" that goes through that circuit results in "an automatic loss" for his administration. Trump would later dismiss Tigar as being an "Obama judge".
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.
The Trump administration's stay request was part of an aggressive effort to draw the Supreme Court into legal battles over some of the president's most controversial initiatives. "And as much as we might be tempted to revise the law as we think wise, revision of the laws is left with the branch that enacted the laws in the first place - Congress". The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals then refused the administration's request to lift Tigar's order.
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I don't know why we don't just proceed to keep the government open, so people can be home for the holidays", she said. Pelosi added that come December 21, if Trump went through with his threat she would call it a "Trump shutdown".
The US administration's new rules were a key element of its policies to make it more hard for immigrants to enter and stay in the United States.
"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges", Roberts said in a statement released by the court's public information office. The administration has sought ways to block thousands of Central American men, women and children traveling in caravans to escape violence and poverty in their home countries from entering the United States, with Trump calling them a national security threat.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) defines an asylum seeker as one who suffers from or fears persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Trump's policy was crafted to alter American asylum laws that have given people fleeing persecution and violence in their homelands the ability to seek sanctuary in the United States.
The administration hopes the long waiting time for a ruling on asylum applications, and being forced to stay in Mexico, will deter others from making the long trip to the border from their home countries.
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