White House Blasts Judge Who Ruled Against US Asylum Policy

Homeland Security Can't Force Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico, Judge Rules

Homeland Security Can't Force Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico, Judge Rules

"They've already taken and transferred money from things to their ridiculous wall", said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., referring to Trump's effort to build a border wall that Democrats have mocked as ineffective. Judge Richard Seeborg ruled that the practice, which went into effect in January, violates existing immigration laws and does not comply with US policy against returning migrants to countries where their "life or freedom would be threatened".

"President Obama had child separation, take a look, the press knows it, you know it, we all know it", Trump said in the clip.

"The court strongly rejected the Trump administration's unprecedented and illegal policy of forcing asylum-seekers to return to Mexico without hearing their claims", said Judy Rabinovitz, deputy director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, who argued the case.

The president interrupted his discussion with Republican donors in the city of San Antonio in south-central Texas to bring in reporters to listen to the stories about the border. "It's so blatant. He can't just change the laws by executive fiat".

Previously footage had shown children being separated from their families in cages at the border.

Trump, who originally dubbed the measure the "Remain in Mexico" policy, unveiled it previous year as a series of caravans with thousands of Central American migrants made their way to the US-Mexican border.

One option that won't be on the table is a return to last year's zero-tolerance policy, which spawned the family separations that left such a black eye for Mr. Trump.

"That's why we keep suing him", she said.

Scholes: Champions League could hamper Liverpool's title chances
Mohamed Salah's importance to Liverpool is about far more than goals, according to captain Jordan Henderson . Last season, he was relatively effective in the position, because Liverpool pressed so hard.

But on Monday, the judicial branch announced it had its own wrench to throw into the administration's self-manufactured crisis of leadership at the border. But last summer, HHS started receiving babies and toddlers, and there was not enough space to house them, said Jonathan White, the career civil servant tasked by Health and Human Services with helping to reunify children.

This meant that anyone crossing illegally would face automatic prosecution, leading to jailing of adults and immediate separation of their children.

Outgoing Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirsten Nielsen had warned that measures such as a revised child separation policy faced significant legal obstacles, leading to clashes with the president and her eventual departure. They are coming like it's a picnic, like 'let's go to Disneyland, ' " Trump said.

In March alone, Border Patrol apprehended more than 92,000 people trying to cross the southern border, said Brian Hastings, Border Patrol chief of operations, on a conference call Tuesday. Or, as is happening frequently at the USA border, asylum seekers can step on US soil, turn themselves in to USA authorities and state their claims to authorities.

Peters said the problem "is, in a word, chaos" in the Trump White House.

"Once you don't have it, that's why you see many more people coming", he said.

Both Republican and Democratic leaders deplored the idea of separating families and were concerned about the shakeup at the department. "I think the border is going to be an incredible issue". The Trump administration is also reviewing the possibility of restricting remittances to Mexico and South America to remove some financial incentives to migration. Humanitarian workers in the region have also said that the politicial climate created by Trump has made doing their work harder.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.