The immigration system, the statement stressed, "is being overwhelmed by migration" through the U.S. -Mexico border: Immigrants who enter the United States illegally and try to claim asylum are often allowed to stay in the United States while their cases are being considered, making it very hard to deport them later.
"The 9th Circuit, we're going to have to look at that", Trump said, before adding that "every case" that goes through that circuit results in "an automatic loss" for his administration. "We will continue to defend the Executive Branch's lawful authority over the discretionary benefit of asylum". The administration said the president is acting in response to a surge of people who cross the border illegally and claim asylum once caught.
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit earlier this month kept in place a district court judge's decision that stopped the policy's implementation, saying it was simply a way around specific language in federal law that allows all who enter the United States, regardless of where, to apply for asylum.
On Nov. 19, a U.S. District Court judge blocked this order. Roberts joined the court's other conservatives in that ruling.
The justices' order, on a 5-4 vote with Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority, left in effect a lower court decision that temporarily bars the president from changing the rules for people who claim asylum after entering the country from Mexico. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh said they would have granted the stay.
Trump's comments elicited a rare public rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts, who shot back that the federal judiciary does not "have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for". Please study the numbers, they are shocking.
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Solicitor General Noel Francisco asked the Supreme Court to greenlight the regulations pending appeal because he said they are "designed to channel asylum seekers to ports of entry, where their claims can be processed in an orderly manner; deter unlawful unsafe border crossings; and reduce the backlog of a meritless asylum claims".
The Administration had asked the Supreme Court to set aside the nationwide order against that policy, arguing that the restriction was necessary to deal with "an ongoing crisis" that was said to be the result of a wave of new illegal entries along the southern border.
The loss Friday in the Supreme Court might not make much difference to migrants.
The current legal challenge originated in California, where the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also recently ruled against the administration and said the policy was likely "inconsistent" with existing law.
Today the Supreme Court turned the government down, in a cursory order that indicated only that the government's request had been denied.