As predicted, San Francisco-based Obama judge blocks Trump asylum order

As predicted, San Francisco-based Obama judge blocks Trump asylum order
First group of migrants arrives 12 Nov 2018. ABC 10 San Diego, YouTube

[Ed. – And liberals wonder why conservatives continually select judges like Brett Kavanaugh, who are guided by the Constitution, not party affliation.]

It took a few more days than I expected, but a San Francisco-based federal judge appointed by President Obama issued an order last night barring the administration from enforcing the asylum restrictions President Trump announced on November 9. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled that the president had unlawfully attempted to rewrite congressional law. (Mind you, these are the same federal judges who are striving to enshrine President Obama’s DACA program, an actual presidential rewrite of congressional law.)

Judge Tigar claims that by temporarily prohibiting illegal aliens from seeking asylum and requiring that asylum be sought at official ports of entry, the president imposed conditions “that Congress has expressly forbidden.” To the contrary, Trump was acting pursuant to a sweeping grant of legislative authority (Section 1182(f) of the immigration laws) which, the Supreme Court held only five months ago, vests the president with power to suspend entry and impose entry conditions when, in his judgment, the national interests require it. …

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