In a surprise 2:1 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” plan will remain in place. The plan stipulates that asylum seekers are returned to Mexico and must stay there until officials are ready to hear their court cases for asylum. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court for a final verdict. According to Breitbart, “The decision could have a large impact on migration because it prevents many migrants from using low-wage U.S. jobs to pay their smuggling debt to the cartels.” This is a major victory because of the crisis at the border and also because it came from the traditionally Leftist 9th Circuit.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is allowing President Donald Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ enforcement plan to continue, despite a negative decision from a lower-court judge.
The 2:1 courtroom win allows border officials to send more migrants back into Mexico until officials are ready to hear their courtroom pleas for asylum.
The courtroom win may allow the administration to continue and expand the policy for the next several years as the lawsuit is appealed to an “en banc” hearing of the judges in the appeals court, and then likely up to the Supreme Court.