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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily lifted an order suspending the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a Trump administration policy that requires Central American asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico before their appearance in immigration court.

Though the Friday evening stay is not indicative of the government’s future prospects in this case, it was a rare victory for an administration that has often struggled before the left-leaning court.

“Finally, great news at the border!” President Donald Trump tweeted Friday night.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen began implementing the MPP in December 2018 following negotiations with the Mexican government. The government claimed the program was authorized by a provision of federal law allowing the attorney general to return aliens arriving from neighboring countries.

The provision provides: “In the case of an alien…who is arriving on land from a foreign territory contiguous to the United States, the attorney general may return the alien to that territory,” pending further proceedings before an immigration judge.

A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued, arguing the MPP deprives migrants of “a meaningful opportunity to seek asylum” since they are returned to violent areas without resources to fully prepare their case.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg agreed, and issued a preliminary injunction against the government on Monday.

He also found the government may have violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) which sets standards for the issuance of new government rules. The injunction, which applied across the entire nation, was set to take effect Friday night.

In its emergency motion for a stay of Seeborg’s order, the government emphasized that the MPP is a lawful component of a new security and foreign policy strategy assembled in view of the escalating crisis on the southern border.

The 9th Circuit’s temporary stay will remain in effect for a matter of days, pending full resolution of the government’s motion.

The administration hopes the Migrant Protection Protocols will deter meritless asylum-seekers while clearing a backlog of asylum applications that is approaching one million.

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. John Bloxson Jr.

    April 13, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    About time the Courts got something right!

  2. L

    April 13, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    If I understand this latest legal ” thing”, the stay is only temporary. So the circus merry go round spins on.

  3. Severa Hill

    April 13, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    YES IT CONTINUE TO SPIN, AND SPIN AND SPIN ! IT IS AWFUL THAT AMERICANS SHOULD BE MADE RESPONSIBLE TO SUPPORT THOUSANDS JUST STEPPING IN WITHOUT LAWS AND DUE PROCESS AS TO WHO THEY ARE AND WHY THEY ARE COMING TO THE USA. WHO IS SENDING THEM HERE. NO OTHER LAWS OR LAWYERS SHOULD BE RUNNING OUR COUNTRIES LAWS. THIS IS PRECEDENT TO ANY OTHER PRESIDENT OF THE USA. OBAMA DID IT AND NO LAWYERS OR ACLU OR ANY OTHER INTERFERENCE FROM JUDGES WAS APPLIED TO WHAT HE DID AND DID THE SAME THING AS PRESIDENT TRUMP. THIS IS BRUJAJA. BRUJERIA MAS BIEN DICHO ! ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE BREAKING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL IMMIGRATION LAWS AND NOTHING IS DONE TO THEM. AND THE ONE WHO IS LAWFUL IS THE ONE THAT IS PUNISHED. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON I GUESS IT IS THE SWAMPERS.

    • Grace Joy

      April 13, 2019 at 11:56 pm

      Agreed. Perhaps this will be just a first step; & soon the Wall will be built . . .

      • Dean Perry

        April 14, 2019 at 12:35 am

        The wall will never be built… for one it needs available LAND to be built on!

        • Wilson

          April 14, 2019 at 12:58 am

          He will just build it around your yard and dump them all there.

        • Michael

          April 14, 2019 at 1:58 am

          It’s already being built, dumb-ass! Available land? What the fuck do you think separates us from Mexico, jack-ass, water? Do you ever get tired of being wrong and making a complete ass of yourself? Guess not, since you do it so often. First it was Trump will never be president. Then he was going to jail, because, what was that thing you liked to say? oh yeah, MAGA – Mueller Ain’t Going Anywhere. Well, you were actually kinda right on that one, because his investigation sure went nowhere. Even your idiot liberal buddies, Patroklus and Olivia had enough sense to stop posting their moronic statements after the Mueller report. Too bad we can’t say the same for you. That’s alright though, Dean, keep spewing your bullshit, and we’ll keep laughing at your dumb-ass as the opposite of every prediction you make comes true.

        • kris

          April 14, 2019 at 7:46 am

          Dean is a Dem troll to Cons. sites cuz he can’t stand to see the idiotic things his fellow Dems do/say everyday on his lib. sites. lol

  4. Moneka Kosar

    April 14, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Is it just Me,but isn’t the 9th circuit court one of the Most liberal courts in the land?
    Isn’t it odd that they now say send them back to Mexico when there is a possibility they will end up in sanctuary cities in California?
    Just saying liberals are all mouth! We welcome All but not in My neighborhood.
    Walls don’t work,but I have a nice one all around my Mansion!

  5. Pat

    April 14, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Immigration is lovely. We got more than enough in numbers. Time for a pause. We’ve had pauses in the past. These millions here now need to be evaluated and assimilated. An accent is fine. Unable to speak english after a year is not fine. If I visited a foreign country I would immediately begin the process of learning the language…..even if just for a vacation or visit. Law breakers need to be deported. Repeat offenders need to be incarcerated long enough to deter repeat criminals. Give em the Sheriff Arpiao hospitality in a tent with absolute basics. Must be near the boarder in a very remote location. If “we” American sovereign citizens continue our stand we will succeed. We must be determined !! We must be resolute !!

  6. Earnie Bailey

    April 14, 2019 at 12:39 am

    One million people seek asylum? WTF are we going to do with another million freeloaders. Strain of the Muslim population Obama let in and they continue to live off our tax money is too much already. Now add on Central America asylum seekers and our countries debt will explode.
    I’m not saying we should not share our country, I’m saying that it needs to be controlled growth. We already have this group of entitlement religious unwelcome intruders, we can spare much more. Once they get in they breed like rats putting an even larger strain on society. I was hoping we could get rid of these illegals we already have. That’s 5 million + currently.

  7. Proud vet

    April 14, 2019 at 1:03 am

    There is no way that hundreds of thousands and millions of people fleeing here are flying here for asylum! No they’re flying here because the Democrat communist party is out urinals countries trolling for people telling them to seek asylum to get in this country. I agree with Trump these people here in this country such as the federal corrupt black robe Judge Roy Bean’s should have these immigrants moved into their homes along with the politicians like Nancy Pelosi Dick Durbin and evil sure Schumer should all have these moved into their homes to start with. Let them live off of them for a while and see how they like it The American people are broke we can’t afford any more free loaders. We have enough free loaders in this country. With the job signs I see up everywhere wanted wanted wanted and we still have all these people in this country who are living off the government there’s really something bad wrong here. It is called the Democrat communist party who seeks the distraction of this country through overwhelming our system with deby!

  8. Pete B

    April 14, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Do you really think that they would have ruled the way they did if Trump hadn’t threatened to ship illegals to SF, LA and NYC?

  9. Brian McMillan

    April 14, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Judge Richard Seeborg: Wouldn’t you know it-another Obama appointment..

  10. Mary L McClane

    April 14, 2019 at 7:24 am

    the 9th Circuit Court is just worried that all those illegals will be dumped in San Francisco. They certainly don’t want them in their backyard!

    • kris

      April 14, 2019 at 7:49 am

      Exactly! Since Pelosi and Waters own 2 of those cities.

  11. Rocky

    April 14, 2019 at 8:57 am

    The nutty 9th did this? Have you ever wondered why? They probably knew it would be next to impossible to deport the asylum seekers. There are so many of them it would take an army of people just to do the paperwork, then more to actually get them out of the country. What about the ones their home nation will not take back ? I’d dump them back into Mexico where they found entrance into the US.

  12. Oscar V Pearson

    April 14, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Miracles happen, even in liberal courts. Now to actually stop the invaders before they touch American soil.

  13. MAGA

    April 14, 2019 at 11:39 am

    If it is so bad in their countries, then why did they wait till NOW to come here and apply for asylum? Where were they last year, two years ago and so on? Why NOW. It’s because they know Trump is building the wall and they are coming here before it is built. They know nothing else has worked, so now they try the asylum trick. All lies. They do not look the worse for wear, to me.

  14. MAGA

    April 14, 2019 at 11:54 am

    The other thing these idiots keep spewing out of their mouth is, “The immigration laws are broken, we need immigration reform.” They keep saying it, yet NEVER tell us WHAT is broken. What is it about the immigration laws that do not work? WHAT needs to be fixed? Seems to me the immigration laws work for those who come here the LEGAL way by FOLLOWING our immigration laws. They never tell us, because they know damn well that the immigration laws DO WORK. I just watched an interview of that fool, Cardin of Maryland, by Fox news and he said the same thing and they never asked him why he says that.

  15. Mary Johnson

    April 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Dean Perry as always speaking in stupidity. Part of the wall is already done and more is on the way. When they stop calling illegals immigration and look at the true immigration you will find there is nothing wrong with immigration it is the problem with protecting our country from the invasion of illegals. It is time that our court systems started following the oath of their office and the constitution which is to protect our American citizens and not the criminals and illegals coming here illegally.

  16. Len

    April 14, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Dean Perry is a delusional little pussy who sobs himself to sleep every night because crooked Hilary didn’t win. He better stock up on Kleenex because 2020 will be here before you know it.

  17. Frank Campo

    April 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Ship the frickin illegals to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and all sanctuary cities. How dificult can this be?

  18. Daniel Dailey

    April 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    When all else fails follow the rules set in the US Constitution which give the POTUS power to enact and oversee immigration activities. Build the wall whenever and wherever he chooses to put it.

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