Clinton Appointed Judge Smacks Trump Immigration Policy

  • 2018-12-19
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Clinton Appointed Judge Smacks Trump Immigration Policy
 
The same Clinton appointed judge who is overseeing Michael Flynn's sentencing handed down a ruling against the Trump administrations approach to immigration on Wednesday.

According to Fox News:
A federal judge on Wednesday took the extraordinary step of ordering that asylum seekers who sued after their deportation be returned to the U.S. to have their claims heard anew, ruling against the Trump administration's revised asylum policies.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington came a day after the same judge presided over a contentious sentencing hearing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn -- in which he questioned whether the ex-White House official committed “treason” and accused him of selling out the United States to foreign interests. He later delayed Flynn’s sentencing until 2019, as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

In his sweeping ruling Wednesday against the Trump administration's immigration policies, Sullivan said recent changes violated federal law.

“The Court holds that it has jurisdiction to hear plaintiffs’ challenges to the credible fear policies, that it has the authority to order the injunctive relief, and that, with the exception of two policies, the new credible fear policies are arbitrary, capricious, and in violation of the immigration laws,” Sullivan concluded.
Sullivan then ordered that the government return all of the asylum seekers once deported back to the United States so they can be provided with new hearings in accordance with immigration laws. The further application of the policies was also halted by the judge's order.

 Source: TTN
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