by Brian Hayes
The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled unanimously in favor of blocking an earlier ruling from Federal Judge Richard Seeborg which stopped President Trump from returning illegal aliens (economic migrants) to Mexico pending their asylum hearing.
The repatriation/deportation program can continue. A major win for President Trump.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants from Central America have been streaming towards U.S. borders to take advantage of the system — established under Barack Obama — that mandated that anyone citing “credible claims of fear or persecution” in their home countries must be admitted, given a court date to evaluate those claims, and released.
A stunning 87% of claimants are rejected for asylum. Those who show up, that is. The problem of course is, almost none of them do, and disappear along with the other 25+ million illegal aliens into the heart of America to get jobs, go on welfare and have babies for decades, making their removal a political near-impossibility.
The key to to KEEP THEM OUT. Which is why President Trump came up with the idea of having ALL migrants claiming asylum to be forced to wait in Mexico for a decision — which upsets the left’s entire apple cart to import a new electorate.
So District Judge Seeborg did their bidding, and blocked the Trump edict.
That ruling has now been halted, and migrants can once again be kept out. The bad news? It won’t last forever. The full 9th Circuit is Democrat, and eventually the ACLU et all will prevail. The good news? Since Mitch McConnell invoked the nuclear option, the Senate has confirmed a Federal judge for every working day. So the 9th Circuit will eventually be flipped by Trump within 2 years or so.
Also good news is that the U.S. Supreme Court will almost without question allow the wait-in-Mexico rules to continue. But that could take a year to be decided. So having it blocked it now will likely keep at least 250,000 migrants out, perhaps much more given increased flows. A definite win for Trump, and all American citizens.