Over the summer, the Supreme Court has been ruling on many long-awaited cases. To the shock of many conservatives, the court has handed several victories to left-wing causes.
This week, they ruled on a major immigration case. The court voted in a 7-2 decision.
And it’s a big win for the Trump administration:
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday for the Trump administration in a key immigration case…
The ruling means the administration can deport some people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge. The 7-2 ruling applies to those who fail their initial asylum screenings, making them eligible for quick deportation.
Why does this decision matter so much to America?
The court ruled that a person seeking asylum has a limited ability to appeal a decision by an immigration court. This means that if someone claims they have a credible fear of persecution, but is denied by the courts, he can’t continue appealing the decision to higher courts.
The result is that the Department of Homeland Security can quickly expedite deportations, once a judge has ruled against an asylum seeker.
In recent years, there has been a spike in asylum cases at the border. Immigrants caught trying to enter without documentation would quickly claim they were fleeing persecution from their home nation. It was a common tactic to slow the deportation process, in some cases, completely.
But this ruling eliminates the ability for undocumented aliens to endlessly contest rulings from the courts. It also ends the practice of migrants trying to enter the U.S. without documentation, by claiming they are seeking asylum.
This is a significant win for the Trump administration. The government can now quickly deport people who could not convince the courts they were fleeing a credible fear.
This does not mean legitimate asylum seekers have no recourse, however, as those who can prove to a judge there is a credible fear can stay.
- The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration on a critical immigration case.
- The court limited the ability for asylum seekers to appeal decisions made by immigration judges.
- The ruling allows the government to quickly deport migrants who lose their cases.
Source: Fox News