The 9th Circuit has quietly overturned the national injunction by Judge Jon Tigar, allowing Trump to enforce his new asylum policy again:
SF CHRONICLE – A federal appeals court is allowing the Trump administration, at least for now, to resume denying asylum to virtually all Central Americans who try to enter the United States at the Mexican border, anywhere except California or Arizona.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued an “administrative stay” Tuesday night of a federal judge’s day-old ruling that had reinstated a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration policy. The court did not explain its decision or identify the judges who signed it. The court scheduled written arguments to be due Sept. 19 on the administration’s request for a longer suspension of the judge’s order.
Judge Jon Tigar, and Obama judge, first issued a national injunction in late July. The 9th Circuit then changed the parameters of the injunction to only apply to the 9th Circuit, allowing Trump to enforce his policy. I believe they sent the case back to down to Tigar.
Tigar then reinstated his national injunction again on Monday, only to have it undone again by th 9th Circuit, this time with an unsigned administrative stay.
Clearly the 9th Circuit believes Trump should be able to enforce this policy, which would seem to be a good sign that the policy will win in the courts.