In November 2018, liberal attorney Jami Floyd appeared on PBS News Hour, where she mocked President Trump, saying he has “no legal authority to make asylum seekers stay in Mexico.” Floyd arrogantly admonished Trump, telling the host that the decision was not his to make, that it was ultimately up to the appeals court to make the decision.
Well, President Trump and American citizens just got some very good news, while Ms. Floyd just got some very bad news. “Asylum seekers” are no longer getting a free ticket to anywhere in America where they might have a connection, while they wait to find out their fate. Thanks to ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, they’re going to have to go back to Mexico and wait.
The Daily Caller reports- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump has the authority to send asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for the United States to adjudicate their claims, handing the president a big win on immigration policy.
The “Remain in Mexico” policy seeks to curb catch-and-release by denying fraudulent asylum seekers the incentive of being released into the interior of the U.S. while their cases proceed in immigration courts.
At a recent rally in Grand Rapids, MI, President Trump called the lies illegal aliens are telling border agents to gain asylum in the United States, a “big fat con job.” President Trump told the massive crowd how the illegal aliens are being coached by lawyers before they get to the border and are being told exactly what to say to gain asylum.
The circuit court overruled an earlier decision by San Francisco Judge Richard Seeborg, who blocked Trump’s policy on the grounds that the administration was making the asylum process too difficult and could be putting migrants at further risk by demanding they stay in Mexico.
The Ninth Circuit temporarily issued a stay in mid-April while they reviewed the case, allowing the Trump administration to continue the policy until further notice.
Now, the president can at least temporarily declare victory on “Remain in Mexico.”
The lower court still has to rule on the merits of the case, which could end up at the Supreme Court.