Nationwide injunctions have grown tremendously since Trump took office and prevent the federal government from enforcing laws and policies. This increased use of them has led to a groundswell movement to end the ability of lower court judges to use nationwide injunctions.
The White House accused a federal judge of imposing an “open borders” agenda on the country Wednesday, after she issued an injunction against a new immigrant detention policy.
U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said in a Tuesday decision the Trump administration cannot categorically deny bond hearings to asylum seekers. That would allow migrants to leave detention pending a decision on their asylum request.
“The district court’s injunction is at war with the rule of law,” press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. “The decision only incentivizes smugglers and traffickers, which will lead to the further overwhelming of our immigration system by illegal aliens. No single district judge has legitimate authority to impose his or her open borders views on the country.”
“We must restore our democracy and ensure Americans have the voice to which they are entitled under our Constitution,” she added.