“A federal appeals court panel Thursday approved the Biden administration’s emergency request to keep its asylum restrictions in place on the U.S.-Mexico border while the legal battle over the policy makes its way through the courts,” the Washington Post reports.
“The 2 to 1 decision grants a reprieve to the Biden administration, which feared losing a critical border management tool at the end of the day on Tuesday.”….
As President Biden works to cut illegal immigration, something Republicans and some Democrats are beating him up politically on?
Immigratioin advocates are pushing to keep immigration levels higher….
It is a no win sitaution for the President who HAS actually cut illegal border crossing’s….
The judge left things open for the Biden admin’s appeal…..
Tigar granted the government’s request to delay the ruling from taking effect for 14 days to allow time for officials to appeal.
In his ruling, Tigar sided with advocacy groups who had urged him toreject the restrictions because they said they endangered migrants and violated federal law, which states that anyone on U.S. soil may request asylum, no matter how they arrived.
igar said the rule is “is both substantively and procedurally invalid.”
The Justice Department signaled to Tigar during a court hearing last week that it would appeal if he ruled against the administration, but officials had no immediate comment Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union, which argued the case for the plaintiffs during the hearing, also had no immediate response.
An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer had urged Tigar to let migrants cross into the United States sooner than 14 days, since many were in danger.
Migrants waiting for appointments in squalid camps in Mexican border cities have been targets for rape and kidnappings for ransom, according to Human Rights First, a nonprofit that has tracked the incidents. Some migrants have been killed….