The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just gave Trump another victory!
The court ruled that an earlier block against Trump’s third-country asylum rule – which states that migrants cannot enter the U.S. under asylum if they have not already applied for asylum in another country they’ve already travelled across – only applies within the Ninth Circuit, meaning along the West Coast of states like California and Arizona.
In effect, this ruling allows for major restrictions to be put on migrants seeking asylum that illegally cross the border to Texas and New Mexico, which will most likely substantially curb the illegal immigration crisis when put into practice.
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Axios gave an overview of the ruling:
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that an earlier injunction on the Trump administration's third-country asylum rule, which barred migrants from asylum in the U.S. if they did not first apply for protection in a country they travelled through, can only be applied within the Ninth Circuit.
Why it matters: The Ninth Circuit is located along the West Coast and includes the U.S.-Mexico border states of California and Arizona. That means that this decision will effectively block — at least for now — most Central Americans who cross into the U.S., legally or illegally, in New Mexico or Texas from asylum.
The big picture: The Trump administration has been limiting how many migrants can come through legal ports of entry on any given day. There are around 19,000 migrants at he U.S.-Mexico border who are waiting — sometimes weeks or months — to legally enter the U.S. through a port of entry and make an initial claim of asylum, the AP reported earlier this month.
Politico also stated:
A federal appeals court on Friday handed the Trump administration a partial victory in its quest for an asylum ban, appearing to clear the way for imposing it along the border in New Mexico and Texas, at least temporarily.
While the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a lower court's decision to block the ban, it narrowed the nationwide injunction to the 9th Circuit, which encompasses district courts in the border states of Arizona and California.
But the panel also said in a related order that the asylum ban, implemented in July, likely violated federal regulatory law because it was issued without an adequate period for public comment.
President Donald Trump and his top aides have argued that many asylum seekers arriving at the border lack valid claims to protection. As a result, the administration has sought to restrict access to asylum through a range of experimental policies.
The latest asylum clampdown came in the form of a fast-track regulation issued in mid-July that barred migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. if they first passed through another nation without seeking protection.