Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said Tuesday that a "liberal" San Francisco federal judge is the latest to attempt to stop President Trump from protecting the southern border. 

Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said migrants who cross would be ineligible for asylum, but that was thrown out Monday by Ninth Circuit Judge Jon S. Tigar, who was appointed by President Obama in 2012. 

The temporary restraining order was issued by Tigar after the president responded to the caravan of Central American migrants set to arrive and claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.


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Reacting on "Outnumbered Overtime," Homan said the court battle is similar to the one that played out after Trump issued a travel ban that was ultimately affirmed by the Supreme Court. 

"Everything [Trump] is doing operationally to protect this country is being met with lawsuits. ... Some liberal judge in the 9th Circuit is trying to stop this president from protecting our borders," said Homan, adding that many of the asylum-seekers know the "magic words" that will allow them to enter the United States and go through legal proceedings. 

He said asylum claims are up 3,000 percent in the past decade, with many of the migrants expressing their desire to get a job in the United States to provide for their family. 

Homan said that does not qualify under U.S. law for asylum, but many of the migrants will be allowed to enter anyway. 

Watch the full interview above.


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