As predicted, a federal judge in San Francisco blocked Trump’s asylum rule from going into effect:
REUTERS – U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction blocking the rule, which would require asylum-seekers to first pursue safe haven in a third country they had traveled through on their way to the United States.
The decision makes inconsequential a ruling by Washington D.C. District Judge Timothy Kelly earlier in the day that declined to block the rule in a different lawsuit brought by immigration advocacy groups, lawyers said.
The Trump administration had been quick to celebrate that decision, saying it would discourage abuse of the asylum process.
Following the action by the San Francisco court, the rule will now be suspended pending further proceedings.
I remember the good old days when someone would just file one lawsuit and that would be it.
Nowadays, they file multiple lawsuits in different districts in order to find a judge who will do their bidding.
As we told you yesterday, Judge Tigar is an Obama appointee.