A district judge in San Francisco thinks that he has the right to control policy for the entire nation. Although that’s never what the framers of the constitution imagined, U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar, an Obama appointee, ordered a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s asylum policy.
However, a federal appeals court has stopped that gross injustice.
The president has been trying to stem the tide of illegal invaders who make bogus asylum claims to enter the country and then disappear, never showing up for their court dates.
But, leftist groups sued, and got a favorable judge in San Francisco to stop the policy implementation.
Acting at the request of the Trump administration, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay Tuesday night that put on hold the injunction issued Monday by San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar.
The temporary hold implemented while the appeals court considers a longer stay essentially restores the legal situation that existed prior to this week, with Trump’s policy blocked only in the Ninth Circuit, which includes the border regions of California and Arizona.
That allowed the administration to implement the new policy in New Mexico and Texas, barring rulings from other courts as litigation over the issue ricochets through various courts The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to step in on an emergency basis to allow officials to carry out the Trump policy as announced in July.
The high court has yet to rule on that request.
Tigar initially blocked the policy nationwide, but a Ninth Circuit panel pared back that injunction to cover only the Ninth Circuit states.
The district court judge, an appointee of President Barack Obama, restored the nationwide scope of the injunction on Monday after receiving new evidence from opponents of the policy change.
Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr have railed against Tigar’s rulings, particularly because of their nationwide scope.
Many others agree that such an overreach of power is unconstitutional and wrong. One man—who is not elected—should not have the power to control the entire nation.