When the lawsuit was filed in the ninth circuit court, just about everyone who is a regular watcher of American politics and public machinations knew what was coming: a court was going to block President Donald Trump’s immigration policy telling the “migrants” of the invasion caravans to stay south of the border until we can get to their application.
On Monday, all bets paid off one way or another even if the odds were even. An Obama appointed judge in the ninth circuit blocked the president’s order.
The ruling is slated to take effect on Friday, according to the order by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco. The preliminary injunction will apply nationwide….
Because of limits on how long children are legally allowed to be held in detention, many of the families are released to await U.S. immigration court hearings, a process that can take years because of ballooning backlogs.
In response, the Trump administration in January started sending some migrants to wait out their U.S. court dates in Mexican border cities, under a policy known as Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP….
Seeborg said his ruling turned on the narrow question of whether the Trump administration had followed administrative law in implementing the policy.
“The legal question is not whether the MPP is a wise, intelligent, or humane policy, or whether it is the best approach for addressing the circumstances the executive branch contends constitute a crisis,” wrote Seeborg.
The judge said the government shall permit the 11 plaintiffs in the case to enter the United States beginning on Sunday. He said the government still retained the right to detain the asylum-seekers pending the outcome of their case.
Now that the order has been blocked, and is no doubt on its way to the Supreme Court for further discernment, the question is will Donald John Trump be a good little president and follow the order, or will he do the unthinkable.
It seems like the president has perhaps finally had enough. On Monday, CNN reported that Trump seems to be telegraphing to — if not outright instructing — executive branch subordinates to willfully defy a rogue judicial diktat that contravenes the nation’s protection of its security and sovereignty.
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) April 8, 2019
This, my friends, is getting good.