Tuesday is the day President Trump will announce his plan to stop the migrant invasion force heading north through Mexico toward the U.S. border.
According to the Washington Post, the officials are still nailing down the details.
But others are working on plans, too. Leftists are gearing up, as The New American reported last week, to file border-busting lawsuits that will stop the president from deporting the illegal aliens.
Rather than claim the president doesn’t have the authority to declare some immigrants ineligible, the anti-American legal front will claim the migrants are seeking asylum and have a right to apply for it. That would tie up their deportation in the court system.
Of course, the “migrants,” many of whom have openly said they’re coming to work, know this, and will, if necessary, act accordingly by lying to border authorities.
Tuesday Order, Leftist Legal Challenge
The anti-Trump, leftist media reported last week that the president will close the border with his authority under the Immigration and Nationality Ac and as laid out in the U.S. Code:
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
Trump will divulge the plan Tuesday in a major speech, the Post reported:
President Trump is preparing to announce a sweeping border crackdown in a speech Tuesday, a week before the midterm elections, in which he is expected to invoke emergency powers to stop migrants from entering the United States and depict them as a grave national security threat, administration officials said Friday.
Trump is considering steps that would bar migrants from crossing the border and deny them a chance to apply for asylum in the United States, measures that legal scholars and immigrant rights groups say would contravene U.S. laws and international treaties, likely triggering challenges in federal court.
The question is whether the order can stand up in court.
According to a former U.S. federal prosecutor, as TNA reported, Trump has the authority to close the border. And the U.S. Supreme Court upheld that authority in ruling Trump did indeed have the authority to impose the misnamed “Muslim ban,” which blocked travel to the United States from suspected enemy countries.
But that, the Post reported, isn’t the legal challenge Trump faces. Rather, the open-borders legal phalanx will sue for asylum claims because Trump’s move “would likely violate the 1980 Refugee Act and a 1967 international refugee treaty that the United States signed, said Philip G. Schrag, a Georgetown University law professor and author of several books on asylum and immigration law.”
Federal law says that any immigrant “who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States” — whether at a legal checkpoint or after sneaking across the border — can apply for asylum, he said.
“It’s very unlikely that the courts would hold that the president has the power ... to prevent people from applying for asylum,” Schrag said. “My prediction is that it would be subject to a temporary injunction of a court within days.”
Already, the Post hinted, the Left is preparing sue with bogus and baseless asylum claims.
“They are coming to the United States in search of protection,” one activist told the Post. “It’s ridiculous to argue that the babies in the caravan are a national security threat.”
Unsurprisingly, the American Civil Liberties Union will put its two red cents in. Omar Jadwat, director of its Immigrants’ Rights Project, told the Post that the Supreme Court’s ruling that backed Trump’s travel restrictions doesn’t apply in this case. “That’s the law,” he told the newspaper. “You get a chance to explain why you think you are going to be persecuted if you return home.”
Coming for Jobs
But the migrants aren’t “coming ... in search of protection,” as the Post itself and The Associated Press revealed.
The migrants are coming for jobs. “We are workers,” an illegal alien told the Post. “What are we supposed to do in Honduras if there’s no work?” And “most of the migrants,” the Post reported, “were not planning to apply for asylum.”
As one migrant told AP, “We only want to work.”
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