White House Slams Judge’s Order Blocking Asylum Restriction

By Petr Svab |

Asylum seekers wait in line to purchase bus tickets in McAllen, Texas, on May 30, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The White House has condemned a decision by a federal judge to put on hold a new Trump administration rule that denies asylum to people who pass through countries where they could apply for asylum on their way to the United States.

“The tyranny of a dysfunctional system that permits plaintiffs to forum shop in order to find a single district judge who will purport to dictate immigration policy to the entire Nation … must come to an end,”  White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a July 25 statement.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco blocked the rule on July 24, at the request of activist groups that filed a suit against the policy. Just hours earlier, another federal judge in Washington denied a similar request from a different group of plaintiffs.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.