President Donald Trump got some unlikely support on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported, that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, a traditional liberal circuit, sided with the president and lifted a nationwide injunction on his crackdown on asylum.
A federal appeals court is allowing the Trump administration, at least for now, to resume denying asylum to virtually all Central Americans who try to enter the United States at the Mexican border, anywhere except California or Arizona.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued an “administrative stay” Tuesday night of a federal judge’s day-old ruling that had reinstated a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration policy. The court did not explain its decision or identify the judges who signed it. The court scheduled written arguments to be due Sept. 19 on the administration’s request for a longer suspension of the judge’s order.
The administration’s policy, first enforced on July 16, denied asylum eligibility to anyone who had passed through another country before trying to cross the Mexican border, exempting only victims of human trafficking. The new rules, if upheld, would exclude thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.