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US Judge blocks Trump order refusing asylum

US Judge blocks Trump order refusing asylum
US Judge blocks Trump order refusing asylum

Within an arrangement laced with speech accusing President Donald Trump of trying to rewrite immigration legislation, a federal judge based in San Francisco temporarily obstructed the authorities late Monday night by denying asylum to people crossing through the southern border between ports of entry.

Judge Jon S. Tigar of this U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California explained that a policy declared November 9 barring asylum for immigrants that enter a legal test point ‘”irreconcilably conflicts” with immigration legislation and also the”expressed intent of Congress.”

“Regardless of the reach of this President’s jurisdiction, he might not rewrite regulations to impose a state that Congress has explicitly forbidden,” Tigar wrote, including that asylum seekers could be placed in”increased danger of violence and other injuries at the boundary” if the government’s rule is permitted to go into effect.

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The temporary restraining order is successful nationally and will stay in effect until December 19, once the judge has scheduled another hearing, or further order of this court.

The arrangement is the most recent setback for the government that has sought to crack down on what it states are defects in the immigration system, and it’s a success for the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups who contended it’s illegal to obstruct somebody according to how they entered the country.

“This ban is prohibited, can place people’s lives at risk and increases the alarm about President Trump’s discount for separation of forces,” said the ACLU’s Lee Gelernt.

“There isn’t any justifiable reason to deny individuals the right to submit an application for asylum, and we can’t send back them to threat dependent on the way of the entrance,” he explained.

Before this month, the President issued a proclamation speaking about”big, organized groups” that had been traveling through Mexico and”allegedly plan to go into the United States unlawfully or without appropriate instruction and to seek asylum.”

It stated that those seeking entrance may only do this briefly at established ports of entry to permit for”orderly processing” and refused entrance to people at any location along the southern boundary.

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“But aliens who enter the United States unlawfully throughout the southern boundary in contravention of the proclamation will be ineligible to be granted asylum,” the President wrote.

“The arrival of substantial numbers of aliens will donate to the overloading of our immigration and asylum system and also into the launch of tens of thousands of aliens to the inside of the USA,” that the proclamation read.

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He writes editorials for the newspaper and a biweekly column that appears on Mondays. Hiatt has been with The Post since 1981. Earlier, he worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and the Washington Star. At The Post, he covered government, politics, development and other issues in Fairfax County and statewide in Virginia, and later military and national security affairs on the newspaper's national staff.

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