The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday voted to block President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy in areas of Arizona and California over which the court has jurisdiction.

The ruling will allow the program to continue “outside the geographical boundaries of the Ninth Circuit.”

In the meantime, the court has agreed to wait until March 12th for its ruling to take effect to see if the Supreme Court decides to take action.

Implemented in January 2019, the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy forces asylum seekers arriving at the US-Mexico border to wait in Mexico while officials in the US work through the immigration proceedings.

The policy is designed to ease the strain on facilities and agencies in the US that deal with migrants and to disincentivize immigrants with fraudulent asylum claims from making the journey to the US border.

This week’s ruling could drive another migration surge, warns Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, “not only making our jobs harder to protect the southwest border and safeguard this country, but also it’s just going to reenergize the pull factors of illegal immigration, putting everyone once again at risk.”

During its first year, the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy saw more than 59,000 migrants returned to Mexico to wait for the duration of their immigration proceedings. Less than 1% of them have achieved successful entry into the states.

Critics say the policy forces migrants to wait in dangerous areas where they are subject to kidnappings, rape, extortion, family separation, homelessness, and other forms of suffering.

Up to 95% of the asylum seekers waiting in Mexico do not have legal representation.

“‘Remain in Mexico’ has already sent more than 60,000 asylum-seekers to Mexico, violating our legal obligation to provide safe haven to those fleeing life-threatening violence at home,” argues ACLU legal counsel Richard Caldarone. “We call on the government to end this heinous program entirely.”

15 thoughts on “6 Federal Court Blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy in Arizona, California”
  1. HOW DID THESE IGNORANT IDIOTS EVER BECOME JUDGES?
    NEVER MIND, THEY ARE LIBERAL IDIOTS AND EMBRACED BY IDIOT DEMOCRATS!

  2. And so for the ninth circuit the SC must rule again. It is so time to break that circuit court up. When the rest of the nation is okay with wait in Mehico and I spelled that deliberately why must this one bunch of liberal law making judges get away with this crap? And being as this lousy ruling is involving AZ I am doubly disgusted with these fake liberal judges! Roll over them SC.

  3. I think the ACLU is looking to extend their reach where it does not belong. I will go out on a limb here and say that the bulk detained in Mehico are not in life threatening situations and will not legally gain asylum with their arguments. They just want the free ride in the USA at the tax payer expense and keep the ACLU in business at our expense as well.

  4. The judge should be hung. Once again some Liberal sissy shows they care more about illegals then the actual American citizens of his country. This imbecile should be made to go live right I n the heart of his decision.

  5. 9th District needs to open their eyes & start doing for the people of the good old USA instead of Mexico. I’m thinking if any of them spent ONE day with USA Border Customs people theyb might get a more realistic view of what is going on instead of just sitting in their well protected offices & not having a clue.

  6. Let the ACLU and Pelosi take care of them all WITHOUT Federal money/assistance.

  7. When a person can’t move on from something the said 3 years ago it seems their mind is never 100% on what’s going on today. When a person sees to many blocks in front of them usually they will move on.
    If one can’t why or what’s wrong.
    Don’t say it’s to complete a statement, it’s not. Think

  8. I’d say firer all the judges that won’t obay our laws . It’s not their job to say who can come here illegaly . their job is to up hold the laws . Time to make our country safe again by getting rid of these delusional judges . They won’t do their jobs so why pay them anything for a job not done . It’s really bad when judges side with law brakes like the delusional democrats on everything and not care about the people he swore to serve and protect by upholding our laws . This needs to be changed so the so called judges can’t turn into corrup official like they do .

  9. Let me start out by saying these people are not us citizens !! They came here to get away from their country. Well who made it the pos that it is. So we can help them fix their own country. You want a better life WORK FOR IT . DO NOT RUN AWAY>>>>

  10. I say hold the court and the two states responsible for every single solitary crime the illegal invaders commit when they are in this nation until the day they die or are thrown out. EVERY CRIME from speeding to murder. Let the judge, the lawyers, the legislators, everyone involved, be held responsible. They are assisting in the crimes by assisting in the entry of the criminals. Then, let the two states be 100% responsible for any and all expenses the illegal invaders cost the nation. Every welfare check, medical bill, free meal, rental assistance, every cent they incur split between the two offending states, regardless of which state the illegal invader settles in. They want to invite in illegals, then they can foot the entire bill and be co-defendants in all crimes. Fair is fair after all.

  11. The 9th circuit court is in Ca which is run by democrats, who we all know love their illegals. This needs to go to the Supreme Court. Why is it Obama could do whatever he wanted to whomever he wanted without any consequences? He still has these judges in his pocket. Whatever happened to the judges following the rule of law instead of the rule of politics and protecting illegals which they should know are illegal. I hope Trump can pack more judges in these courts. Someone who can actually follow the law. Just like Schumer should have been arrested for making a terroristic threat to the judges. Why didn’t they prosecute. Trump said that the 2 should recuse theirselves, he didn’t threaten anyone but of course democrats tried to say his statement was comparable to Schumer. For him to actually try to say he didn’t mean them but the senate when he mentioned them by name just shows haw blatantly they all lie. Back to subject…we need honest judges. What has happen to the world. The corruption is unbelievable!

  12. Put ALL these liberal idiot judges in prison for at least 10 years for EVERY law they sidestep. Let’s pray that DEMONCRAT Americans realize that their party is the reason for the MAJORITY of the problems in our great country. God Bless America and President Trump.

  13. On our tax forms there should be a box that you check either “yes” or “no”……
    The question is: Do you support illegals to come into the USA and receive support such as food stamps, medical, housing assistance, welfare checks and assistance or funds for any other expense incurred by an illegal? Yes or No?…..if the answer is Yes, those tax payers shall thereupon pay an additional “I support illegals tax” at whatever tax percentage is needed to make it possible for those illegals to live in the USA for the remainder of their tax paying days! If answered No, said tax payer ops out of the “I support illegals tax”……everyone is given a fair choice that way, and I believe this will make a lot of people realize that you have to pay for it if you want it….so put your money where your mouth is…..simple as that!!

  14. On our tax forms there should be a box that you check either “yes” or “no”……
    The question is: Do you support illegals to come into the USA and receive support such as food stamps, medical, housing assistance, welfare checks and assistance or funds for any other expense incurred by an illegal? Yes or No?…..if the answer is Yes, those tax payers shall thereupon pay an additional “I financially support illegals tax” at whatever tax percentage is needed to make it possible for those illegals to live in the USA for the remainder of their tax paying days! If answered No, said tax payer ops out of the “I financially support illegals tax”……everyone is given a fair choice that way, and I believe this will make a lot of people realize that you have to pay for it if you want it….so those who really support this will have to put their money where their mouth is…..simple as that!!

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