Greetings, my fellow Republican voters! Today, we have an important update from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the Biden administration’s asylum rule. Let’s dive into it without delay!
You remember the Circumvention of Lawful Pathways rule, introduced by the Biden administration in May to address border issues after the end of Title 42? Yes, that one! It prevents migrants from claiming asylum if they’ve crossed into the U.S. illegally without seeking asylum in another country they passed through.
Recently, a coalition of left-wing groups challenged this rule, arguing that it restricts the right to seek asylum and bears similarities to a Trump-era transit ban that was previously struck down. In response, the Biden team emphasized the presence of expanded lawful migration pathways and the possibility of rebutting the “”presumption of ineligibility”” in specific situations.
Here’s where it gets interesting – Judge Jon Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California initially blocked the rule, stating it was “”both substantively and procedurally invalid.”” However, the judge delayed the implementation for 14 days to allow the administration to appeal.
The Biden administration took swift action and appealed the ruling, seeking a temporary stay during the ongoing case. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel, consisting of three judges, approved the stay, halting the judge’s order from taking effect at this time.
However, not everyone was on board with the decision. The Trump-appointed judge on the panel dissented, arguing that the Biden rule is similar to the previous administration’s restrictions, which were treated differently. He humorously likened the Biden rule to a stylish baby resulting from the marriage of the Trump administration’s Port of Entry Rule and Transit Rule, complete with a phone app!
What does this mean for the border situation? Well, this ruling could help curb a potential surge of migrants at the southern border. While the overall numbers have decreased since the end of Title 42, there are signs of an upward trend.
As we follow this developing story, we should also note that Republican-led states are challenging the rule, asserting that it’s an attempt to redefine illegal crossings as “”lawful pathways.”” The legal showdown is far from over, and we’ll keep you updated with the latest developments.
Stay tuned, fellow Republicans, as the Biden administration’s border strategy continues to unfold. We’ll bring you all the important updates and analysis in the days to come!
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