Democrats leaned on the courts as the central pillar of their “resistance” to Donald Trump’s agenda.
Handpicked Obama judges routinely ground the gears of the Trump administration to a halt.
And now this court’s decision left Donald Trump stunned into silence.
The Trump administration recently instituted new rules that would deny asylum to illegal aliens that did not first apply for asylum in another country they passed through on the way to invading the United States.
San Francisco District Court judge Jon Tigar ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union that these rules violated international treaties and United States asylum law and slapped a nationwide injunction in place to block the new rules from taking effect.
The Trump administration appealed and a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed the injunction to only affect states under their jurisdiction such as Arizona and California.
“Here, the district court failed to discuss whether a nationwide injunction is necessary to remedy Plaintiffs’ alleged harm. Instead, in conclusory fashion, the district court stated that nationwide relief is warranted simply because district courts have the authority to impose such relief in some cases and because such relief has been applied in the immigration context. The district court clearly erred by failing to consider whether nationwide relief is necessary to remedy Plaintiffs alleged harms. And, based on the limited record before us, we do not believe a nationwide injunction is justified,” the ruling stated.
This ruling paved the way for the administration to implement the new, tighter asylum rules in New Mexico and Texas.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham cheered the partial victory.
“Although we strongly disagree with the Ninth Circuit’s decision to leave in place the district court’s unjustified injunction of the Government’s lawful action to curb asylum abuse, we are glad the Ninth Circuit recognized that the nationwide application of the injunction was improper. While the injunction remains overbroad – even as modified by the Ninth Circuit’s decision – we will now be able to apply the rule at issue to curb asylum abuse outside of the Ninth Circuit,” Grisham declared.
This decision also demonstrated the tangible results of Donald Trump reshaping the federal judiciary.
The Ninth Circuit long stood out as the most left-wing court in the country.
That’s why when Democrats want to challenge Trump administration initiatives they file suit in California or Washington.
But Judge Mark Bennett – a Trump appointee – provided the decisive vote lifting the Obama judge’s nationwide injunction.
President Trump’s commitment to nominating conservative judges to the bench is one big reason Trump’s base stands by despite the fake news media’s constant attempts to drive a wedge between the President and his voters.
This case – where a Trump appointee stopped an Obama activist’s attempt to impose open borders on America – will be seen by many Trump supporters as proof that they were right to stick by the President.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing court case.