After Ninth Circuit Court Judge Jon Tigar ruled against a Trump Administration immigration policy in regards to asylum seekers, Trump called him an “Obama judge,” but Justice John Roberts disagreed.
“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts said in a statement. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”
Trump has a habit of complaining when things don’t go his way or people speak out against things he has said or done. Last week he assailed General William McRaven, who oversaw the attack that killed Osama bin Laden and called him a “Hillary Supporter,” after McRaven criticized his handling of the Press. After Trump’s attack, McRaven fired back again, and he didn’t mence words.
“I stand by my comment that the President’s attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime,” he said.
When Trump doesn’t like a result, it’s not fair. He constantly attacks the news media for being unfair and has spoken out against the Ninth Circuit before. “The Ninth Circuit is really something we have to take a look at because it’s not fair,” Trump said.
Meanwhile, the injunction by the Judge Tigar allows immigrants to request asylum after illegally crossing the border. Trump sought to require immigrants to apply for asylum before crossing into the US. Asylum seekers have always been allowed to request asylum in the US after crossing the border. If their request is denied, then they could be deported.
Deporting asylum seekers before they have an opportunity to make their case is against US Law, and against International Law. As it is, even a low-level immigration officer can decide their request is without merit and turn them around, which bans them from returning for many years, even if they have family in the United States.