President Donald Trump attempted to stop illegal aliens from entering the country at outside designated entry points from claiming asylum.
Last week a court issued an injunction against his executive action, an action intended to maintain the integrity of our borders and protect Americans from criminal foreigners. From the Washington Times (emphasis added):
The decision is a major dent to the administration’s efforts to derail the migrant caravan camped out on the U.S.-Mexico border, undercutting Homeland Security’s efforts to funnel those people to the legal border crossings.
Under U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar’s ruling, they can demand asylum no matter how they enter, and even if they don’t have a real claim, which the administration fears will restore the enticement to attempt to sneak in.
Spokespersons for Homeland Security and the Justice Department defended their policy, saying Congress has granted the president broad powers to control who enters the U.S., and they believe the asylum changes were within those powers.
As the Washington Times reported, some of the foreigners intending to enter the country illegally said they’ll claim asylum here, although they turned down Mexico’s sanctuary offers. But the U.S. still has the authority to reject any asylum claims.
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This is a national-security matter, and the President should ignore the court and keep it in place.