In my letter to Trump I told him – Remember, ONLY the supreme court can overrule you on matters related to security including immigration.
Yet time and time again, little district court judges think somehow they have the power. THEY DO NOT. Trump does not have to alter policy UNTIL the supreme court rules. He can continue the policy he wishes, whether executive order or not.
A federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to end its migrant family separation policy within 30 days late Tuesday.
U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw of San Diego issued the preliminary injunction, finding the practice likely violates the Constitution. The decision is not a ruling on the merits of the dispute.
“Asylum seekers like Ms. L. and many other class members may be fleeing persecution and are entitled to careful consideration by government officials, particularly so if they have a credible fear of persecution,” he wrote. “We are a country of laws, and of compassion. We have plainly stated our intent to treat refugees with an ordered process, and benevolence, by codifying principles of asylum.”
“The government’s treatment of Ms. L. and other similarly situated class members does not meet this standard, and it is unlikely to pass constitutional muster,” he added.