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Nick Miroff Reports Covering Immigration, Drug Trafficking and National Security November 9 at 16:22 Lawyers of the American Civil Liberties…
Lawyers of the American Civil Liberties Union and other immigrant advocacy groups invaded Friday in the Northern District of California to block the Trumpad Administration’s plan to deny asylum protection against migrants crossing the Mexican border illegally.
The deck accuses the administration of attempting to breach the Immigration and Nationality Act as well as the Administration Regulations, which claimed that Trump officials have improperly rushed to implement the new restrictions while claiming executive powers beyond the limits of what the Supreme Court confirmed in its decision on travel agency earlier this year.
The costume arrived hours after Trump issued a decree Friday morning to launch his administration’s effort to close asylum benefits for those entering the United States, illy lly. The measures will come into force after midnight unless the courts grant the ACLU and other government proposals for government.
“The ban on asylum is not justified by events on the ground, endangered and obviously unlawful,” says Lee Gelernt, one of the ACLU lawyers. “The Administration ignores a federal statute and circumvents the most basic procedural requirements governing the issuance of the new laws. “
Administration officials have predicted the trials and the possibility that the lower courts will put sides with the plaintiffs. The Trump Administration has suffered repeated defeat in the California District Court, but administrative officials see the judges as necessary barriers to reaching the Supreme Court, as at a 5-4 vote in June maintained a revised version of the travel ban attempting to block foreigners from several US majority nations coming into the United States.
According to the new actions announced by the officials on Thursday, Trump attempts to execute the same emergency authority as cited under his “reseb out “in early 2017 to get someone to cross the Mexican border illegally from qualifying for asylum.
These protection will be available to those applying at official border crossings or US ports of entry, and the restrictions do not apply to underage asylum seekers arriving without parent or guardian.
In his proclamation, Trump said that the measures were necessary to prepare for the arrival of thousands of Central Americans traveling in caravan groups through Mexico against the US border without any obvious “legal basis for access to our country”.
“The arrival of a large number of foreigners will contribute to the overload of our immigration and asylum system and to the disclosure of thousands of foreigners into the United States’ interior,” the proclamation said.
“The continued and threatened mass migration of foreigners without reason for access to the United States through our southern border has precipitated a crisis and undermines the integrity of our borders,” continues. “I therefore need to take immediate measures to protect the national interest and to maintain the asylum system’s effectiveness for legitimate asylum seekers, showing that they have fled persecution and justify the many special benefits of asylum.”
Asylum claims have increased fourfold since 2014, bringing together a lag of more than 750,000 cases in US immigration courts.
The urgent restriction of the Trump Administration would nevertheless allow those seeking refuge to qualify for a minor legal status known as “Detention Removal” that would save them temporarily expelled from expulsion.
That status would not give a chance for a legal permanent residence or citizenship, but it would still give illegal immigrants a way to avoid being sent back to Central America if they can convince an American asylum seeker they face a “reasonable fear” for persecution.
According to the White House’s proclamation issued on Friday, the asylum restrictions will be in force for 90 days and would end if the Mexican government approves a long-standing US request to allow immigration and customs legislation (ICE) to deport Central Americans to Mexico if they have passed in from Mexico
The Mexican government has not stated that it plans to do so.
An estimated 7,000 to 10,000 central Americans are currently traveling through Mexico traveling in caravan groups, the biggest ones preparing to leave Mexico City after resting several days at a sports facility there.
The Mexican authorities say that nearly 5000 immigrants travel with the group, most of them from Honduras, where the caravan originates. Of these, more than 1 700 are younger than 18, and finally 300 are younger than five.
Many say they fly with violence and death, with plans to request humanitarian protection in the United States. Others acknowledge that they are seeking employment or reunification with family members, motivations that would not qualify for asylum under US law.
The group plans to travel more than 1,000 miles to the US border crossing in Tijuana, a journey that can take several weeks if caravan members continue to hike and hitchhiking most.
A large number of Central Americans are already occupied in informal queues in the Tijuana area, as US customs officials limit the number of asylum seekers approaching the border crossing
University officials gave no indication they plan to increase resources and staff in San Diego- the area to cope with a potentially large increase in the number of people approaching the ports of entryists.
] A home security officer, who spoke on terms of anonymity in his agency’s insistence, criticized the caravan’s decision to take a muc h farther to San Diego instead of approaching the US border in southern Texas, which is much closer to geographic.
“The prerequisite for individuals to fly for persecution with legitimate penalties for persecution would instead decide to present themselves for protection in Mexico or in the nearest US ports of entry, travel another 1,000 miles to a certain port to pursue their claim , question the legitimacy “of this statement, the official said.
The farther route to Tijuana is considered safer for migrants who can not afford a smuggling guide. Shorter distances to the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas are controlled by criminal groups routinely killing and kidnaping those who do not pay tolls to pass through territory under their control.