Trump’s new asylum policy, which the 9th circuit freed from an injunction by a federal judge last month, has been blocked again, by the same judge:
AXIOS – A California federal judge re-issued a nationwide injunction on Monday, blocking the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who have not first applied for refuge in a “third country” they’ve traveled through.
Last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed federal Judge Jon Tigar’s first preliminary injunction to apply only to the 9th circuit. The move allowed the Trump administration to enforce the policy — which would all but deny asylum to Central American migrants — in Texas and New Mexico. The policy will now be blocked nationwide once again.
If the 9th circuit ‘narrowed’ Tigar’s injunction before, perhaps they will narrow it again. But clearly if they send it back to Tigar, he will do the same.
Or the Trump admin will get a different set of judges in the 9th and they will allow the ban to continue, and the fight will have to go to the Supreme Court.
As we’ve told you before, Judge Tigar is an Obama appointee.