Biden’s Border Policy Foiled BY A OBAMA JUDGE?

( – The Biden administration has endured a major blow to its efforts to control the ongoing crisis at the southern border. A federal judge blocked a key administration policy in May that would have allowed the White House to deem migrants ineligible for asylum if they did not take legal pathways set up by the federal government to enter the country.

Jon Tigar, the judge for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California blocked the policy, dubbed the “Circumvention of Lawful Pathways” rule. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by a left-wing activist group also known to wage legal warfare against the Trump administration. The group’s reason for going against the Biden administration was that its policy very much resembled Trump-era immigration policy.

Tigar found the immigration rule “both substantively and procedurally invalid” and has given the Biden administration 14 days to file an appeal. The rule was originally crucial to the White House’s efforts to control the ongoing influx of migrants at the southern border in the wake of the expiration of Title 42, which allowed border officials to deport migrants without giving them an asylum hearing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The now-suspended rule deemed migrants ineligible for asylum if they did not take a legal port of entry into the country. It also allowed migrants to apply for one of the more than 1,400 appointments at a port of entry to be granted legal entry into the U.S.

If migrants are deemed ineligible under the rule, they can challenge it if they have exceptional circumstances, which has made Biden administration officials reject comparisons to Trump-era travel bans. The rule also does not apply to unaccompanied minors.

The rule has been seen as one of the main mechanisms used by the Biden administration to fight illegal immigration in the wake of Title 42’s ending. Additionally, the administration also cooperates with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and Mexican border patrol.

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