Democrats were dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court this week.
Late Wednesday, the Supreme Court rescinded a lower court ruling that had blocked President Donald Trump’s new asylum policy.
According to the Associated Press (AP), the high court has temporarily given the green light to nationwide enforcement of Trump’s new measure, which “prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States” — at least until the case against the move makes its way through the court system.
Stunning Defeat for Dems
President Trump has faced defeat after defeat in the courts on different aspects of his immigration agenda.
Indeed, every time he puts a new policy in play, liberals fight it in the courts, and it seems as though the case always ends up in front of either an Obama or Clinton appointee.
But for liberals who think this decision is a victory for the president solely because of his last two SCOTUS appointments, think again. Only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented to the ruling.
“Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution,” Sotomayor wrote, according to the AP.
What the Ruling Means
Trump’s new policy does not allow migrants to seek asylum in the U.S. if they passed through another country on their way here — unless that country turns them down.
Additionally, the only way for these individuals to seek asylum would be for them to apply for it before they enter the U.S.
Administration officials have not quite figured out how and when they will roll out this policy, but it will undoubtedly happen soon now that the Supreme Court has made its ruling.
“This action will assist the [Trump a]dministration in its objectives to bring order to the crisis at the southern border, close loopholes in our immigration system, and discourage frivolous claims,” Justice Department spokesperson Alexei Woltornist told the AP.
And that’s a win for all Americans.