Appeals Court Blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy in California and Arizona

President Trump’s highly successful “Remain in Mexico” policy ran into another roadblock from far-left judges on Wednesday, with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the policy in California and Arizona, as Fox News reports.

The policy requires asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico, or any other safe third country that they entered upon fleeing their own country, while waiting for their asylum applications to be processed. The Ninth Circuit’s three-judge panel follows a Friday ruling that temporarily halted the overall policy, which was then reversed; the court had also briefly ruled to block a policy that prevents illegal aliens from automatically claiming asylum upon setting foot on American soil, but reversed that decision as well.

At this time, the Ninth Circuit extended its ruling only to the border states within its jurisdiction, California and Texas. The other border states, New Mexico and Texas, are outside the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction and thus will continue enforcing the policy.

The “Remain in Mexico” policy, which also ended the controversial “catch and release” program, has seen over 57,000 illegals deported back to Mexico or other countries to await their asylum requests, with the vast majority of these requests ultimately being denied. Government officials have reported a massive decline in immigration to the country following the implementation of this policy.

The Trump Administration has vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court to overturn the Ninth Circuit’s ruling.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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