Obama-appointed Judge blocks Trump admin’s migrant asylum crackdown, despite DHS warning

President Trump’s recent proclamation to help keep America safe was shot down by a federal judge in San Francisco on Monday.

TIJUANA, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 17: Migrants from Central America receive donated fresh clothing outside a temporary shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border on November 17, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. Parts of the caravan have been arriving to Tijuana after traveling more than a month through Central America and Mexico to reach the U.S. border. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

In the face of an approaching ‘caravan’ of migrants headed towards the U.S. Trump issued a proclamation on November 9 that declared anyone who entered the United States illegally ineligible for asylum.

The order was immediately challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights which sued the Trump administration.

U.S. District judge Jon S. Tigar, an Obama appointee, shot down the proclamation with a temporary restraining order.


“Individuals are entitled to asylum if they cross between ports of entry. It couldn’t be clearer,” Bahzer Azmy, a lawyer for the Center of Constitutional Rights argued, according to Fox News.

Meanwhile, thousands of people fleeing Honduras and other unknown countries have begun to reach the border.  While many of the migrants were welcomed and helped along the arduous journey by Mexican natives, they’ve been met with a large resistance from locals in the Mexican border town of Tijuana.

Several Mexican protesters were recorded agreeing with President Trump, that the migrants presence felt more like an “invasion” and gang members and other bad actors were embedded among them.

Migrants who cross illegally are usually arrested before they seek asylum or another form of protection, Fox reported. The Department of Homeland Security estimates Around 70,000 people claim asylum between official ports of entry every year. That number is likely to spike greatly with the caravans.

The mayor of Tijuana and President Trump agreed that the nations are ill prepared to take on a huge influx of unknown, unvetted migrants.

Currently, the U.S. border patrol inspectors are processing about 100 asylum claims a day at the Tijuana crossing, while as many as 6,000 await with thousands more on the way, Fox reported.

Homeland Security officers issued a warning on Monday, stating the majority of migrants they are currently seeing are men, and more than 500 of them are known criminals.

How is it that someone who is not a U.S. citizen and whose first action upon coming to the U.S. is an illegal one, is entitled to Constitutional Rights as if they were a citizen?

Judge Tigar’s ruling is a huge slap in the face to both Mexico’s and U.S.’s safety, security and sovereignty.


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