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Judge in San Fran Reverses Trump Asylum Ban

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Given the massive resistance that the liberal left has concocted during the first two years of the Trump administration, there is real concern over the erosion of the power of the presidency.

For instance, it seems today that any move made by the Commander in Chief comes with an automatic rebuttal form the democrats, often in the form of a lawsuit or other legal action.  Everywhere Donald Trump turns, there are lawyers from the left who are looking to stymy his every move.

Now, as the President wrestles with the possibility of a thousands-strong migrant caravan looking to crash the gates at our southern border, he has taken emergency action to curb any coming trouble.  One tactic employed by Trump was to suspend the asylum process at the border, hoping to urge these migrants to enter the US through official channels only.

A liberal judge in California has now nullified the President’s command.

Federal Judge Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a Barack Obama appointee, blocked President Donald Trump’s new asylum policy on Monday night.

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The proclamation created what was possibly the most effective deterrent to illegal crossings — more so than troops deployed along the border, or even a wall, because neither of those two deterrents could stop a migrant from claiming the legal right to stay in the country pending the adjudication of an asylum request.

But Judge Tigar issued a temporary restraining order, valid until Dec. 19, blocking the administration from implementing Trump’s new policy, saying it conflicted with existing immigration law.

“Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,” Tigar reportedly said.

With a great many of these migrants having already essentially reached our border via Tijuana, there is little time left for these sort of political games.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.