President Trump scored a surprise victory in the far left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday when it granted him temporary reprieve from an injunction against returning asylum seekers to Mexico.
The approval of Trump’s emergency motion comes at a critical time, as record numbers of migrant families overwhelm the nation’s southern border.
The federal government’s policy is that asylum applicants cannot enter the U.S. until their cases have been resolved — but this important safeguard is now in jeopardy.
On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg issued the injunction, forcing the government to let anyone who claims asylum status roam freely in the U.S.
The Trump administration argued that Seeborg’s ruling rested on “serious errors of law” and thwarted a policy “designed to address the dramatically escalating burdens of unauthorized migration.”
This development coincides with the release of new evidence that MS-13 gang members are using “fake families” to gain entry to the U.S.
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