(ReliableNews.org) – A District Court Judge has sided with President Donald Trump on another immigration case. This time, three immigration advocacy organizations were trying to stop laws from being enforced, using COVID-19 as an excuse. The court, however, was having none of it.
The immigration groups wanted in-person immigration hearings suspended during the coronavirus outbreak. The federal government argued they’re practicing safety measures and doing what they can to keep people safe. US District Judge Carl Nichols agreed and ruled in the government’s favor.
The judge issued a 27-page opinion and said he would not “second-guess” the safety rules and the government is already changing policies.
This is the second time in less than a week the courts allowed the president to enforce the law. On April 24, the Supreme Court refused to block the rule from enforcement during the pandemic. However, the Justices allowed the case to continue moving forward in the lower courts.
SCOTUS has issued an order allowing us to file an emergency motion in a lower court to temporarily halt the Public Charge Rule & that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
This rule threatens all New Yorkers, especially during this crisis.
We will continue to fight back.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) April 25, 2020
These rulings are important because it proves, again, the president has the power to enforce US immigration laws. This is especially critical right now as Trump tries to prevent further spread of the virus by limiting migration and having to send people at the border back home.
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