The notoriously liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just handed President Trump a major win in his campaign against illegal immigration.
The court granted a temporary reversal of the suspension of Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). The MPP required Central American asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico while they awaited their immigration hearings.
Implementation of the MPP began in November of 2018, but a group of immigrant advocacy groups appealed the decision. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg sided with the coalition and issued an injunction against the MPP that was supposed to go into effect on Friday.
The last-minute decision by the 9th circuit judge lifted ban just in time. The resolution provides that “In the case of an alien…who is arriving on land from a foreign territory contiguous to the United States, the attorney general may return the alien to that territory.”
President Trump triumphantly tweeted “finally, great news at the border” in response to the news. The Daily Caller reports that the resolution will go into full effect within the next few days.
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