Analysis, Opinion, Speculation From Pat Bateman| It has been reported that the United States Supreme Court is validating the national enforcement of a new Trump White House rule that stops “most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States,” according to the Associated Press.
The Associated Press reported:
The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.
Most people crossing the southern border are Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty. They are largely ineligible under the new rule, as are asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and South America who arrive regularly at the southern border.
The shift reverses decades of U.S. policy. The administration has said that it wants to close the gap between an initial asylum screening that most people pass and a final decision on asylum that most people do not win.
“BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!” tweeted President Donald Trump.
“Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote. Because, as you know, according to the Democrats, the money and resource supply of the nation are boundless and absorbing the entirety of the nations South of us would not destroy the standard of living our forefathers (and mothers) worked so hard to build.
According to the Associated Press, “The legal challenge to the new policy has a brief but somewhat convoluted history. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco blocked the new policy from taking effect in late July. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed Tigar’s order so that it applied only in Arizona and California, states that are within the 9th Circuit. That left the administration free to enforce the policy on asylum seekers arriving in New Mexico and Texas. Tigar issued a new order on Monday that reimposed a nationwide hold on asylum policy. The 9th Circuit again narrowed his order on Tuesday.”
The Trump administration is able to impose the new policy through the court’s high action while the case goes on.
It is unknown as to how soon the policy will be enacted and how it fits with other Trump administration efforts put in place to stop illegal immigration.
The Associated Press reports that “thousands of people are waiting on lists at border crossings in Mexico to claim asylum in the U.S. And acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Thursday that 45,000 people have been turned back to Mexico to wait out their asylum claims.”
It is hard not to feel for people who are genuinely fleeing violence and tyranny in South and Central America. Obviously, the situation becomes much more complicated when people try to take advantage of the plight of the oppressed.
When you consider the fact that the our foreign policy and alleged involvement in the traffic of narcotics from these states have contributed to their plight and dysfunctional Governments, it is easy to feel a sense of responsibility. However, regardless of the sins of the Bush’s and Clinton’s of the past, we must put America first and stop creating these messes in the first place, ending these costly wars which the taxpayer funds and the military industrial complex and their puppet politicians becomes rich from … just like President Trump has begun the process of doing.