The Supreme Court is about to make one decision that has Trump on the edge of his seat
Since Donald Trump took over as President, many of the biggest fights have taken place in the courts.
The Democrats made the judiciary ground zero for their resistance to the President’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.
And now the Supreme Court is about to make one decision that has Trump on the edge of his seat.
The Trump administration won a partial victory last month when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed a nationwide injunction issued by an Obama judge to only block new rules tightening the criteria for asylum in California and Arizona.
This decision allowed new rules barring illegal aliens from requesting asylum in the United States unless they first requested asylum in another country they traveled through to go into effect in New Mexico and Texas.
Now the administration is asking the Supreme Court to lift the order entirely and allow the new rules to be enforced nationwide while the case plays out.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court Monday to allow enforcement of new immigration rules that would deny asylum to migrants who did not seek protected status in a country they passed through on their way to the southern border.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, a federal judge in San Francisco, entered a preliminary injunction against those rules on July 24, barring their implementation across the country.
“The injunction prohibits the executive branch from implementing an interim final rule adopted to address an ongoing crisis at the southern border, with significant implications for ongoing diplomatic negotiations and foreign relations,” Solicitor General Noel Francisco told the justices in court papers.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the government a partial victory on Aug. 16 and trimmed the reach of the injunction. The panel said Tigar’s order should remain in force in Arizona and California (which are within the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction) but should not be enforced on a nationwide basis for the time being.
The Trump administration has a good track record at the court in their immigration cases.
Last year the court handed down a landmark five-to-four ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban.
And recently, the court allowed the administration to use Pentagon funds to build the border wall.
Many Trump supporters are confident this case will result in another victory.