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WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court declined on Friday to step into a legal challenge to President Trump’s asylum caravan proceedings, allowing that case to proceed in the lower courts until next year.
President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9822 on November 9, responding to the caravans approaching the southern border by requiring asylum claims along the Mexican border to be made at a U.S. port of entry.
Judge - Steven - Tigar - US - District
Judge Steven Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California – well-known as a liberal judge – issued a temporary restraining order to block the president’s policy from taking effect.
The case is still pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. That San Francisco-based court denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request to stay the trial court’s order and allow the policy to take effect while the appeal is ongoing. The appellate court denied that request for a stay in a 2-1 decision, and is in the process of hearing the full appeal.
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U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco petitioned the Supreme Court to grant a stay during the Ninth Circuit’s appeal.
The justices denied that stay on Friday in a 5-4 decision. Chief Justice...
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