CA Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Asylum Ban, Calling It ‘Arbitrary And Capricious’

A Border Patrol officer makes his rounds near central El Paso on December 23, 2018. - The US government began a Christmastime shutdown early on December 22, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending... A Border Patrol officer makes his rounds near central El Paso on December 23, 2018. - The US government began a Christmastime shutdown early on December 22, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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A San Francisco judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s asylum ban after determining that it was “inconsistent with the existing asylum laws.”

According to Politico, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar called the ban on asylum seekers who come to the U.S.-Mexico border through a third country “arbitrary and capricious.”

Tigar’s decision came just hours after a D.C.-based district judge upheld the ban, nullifying that earlier Trump victory.

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  1. I’d go with “cruel” and “unusual” but whatever.

  2. Haha he was bragging about that earlier decision in his very stable and very cool press tantrum before heading to West Virginia to be cheered for by dolts. Then this bad news aw sadface. End of a perfect day! Bet he was curled up on the floor of the chopper, sucking his thumb and crying.

  3. The GOP blocked the Election Security Bill yesterday so that must have him up laughing and beating his chest again.

  4. ‘Arbitrary And Capricious’ is applicable to just about everything the Trump administration does, the only exceptions being actions that are deliberately cruel and vindictive.

  5. Avatar for paulw paulw says:

    It will eventually reach the supreme court, which will likely uphold the ban because furriners.

    I think the line at the Hague is getting longer.

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