The Trump administration blasted a federal judge’s Tuesday ruling that blocks President Donald Trump’s attempt to quell asylum claims by Central American migrants in a Tuesday statement.
“Our asylum system is broken, and it is being abused by tens of thousands of meritless claims every year,” a joint Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security statement declared. “It is absurd that a set of advocacy groups can be found to have standing to sue to stop the entire Federal Government from acting so that illegal aliens can receive a government benefit to which they are not entitled.”
Both DOJ and DHS vowed to fight the Tuesday ruling by the 9th circuit saying “we look forward to continuing to defend the Executive Branch’s legitimate and well-reasoned exercise of its authority to address the crisis at our southern border.”
Trump issued a presidential proclamation in recent weeks requiring Central American asylum seekers to enter the United States at a legal port of entry. Migrants previously were able to enter the United States illegally and then claim asylum. – READ MORE