Trump Calls 9th Circuit Court a 'Disgrace,' Says Asylum Ruling Will Be Overturned by SCOTUS
President Donald Trump railed against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and federal Judge Jon Tigar, who on Monday blocked the administration's plan to restrict asylum claims at the southern border as the migrant caravan begins to collect in Tijuana, Baja California Norte.
A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally, likely prompting a legal challenge from the White House.
Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border would be ineligible for asylum.
Tigar, a 56-year-old England native, was nominated to the Northern California bench by Barack Obama in 2012.
"The Ninth Circuit -- we're going to have to look at that," Trump told reporters before departing for Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Md.
He said that every time someone "wants to sue the United States, they'll file their case in the Ninth Circuit and it means an automatic loss [for the government]."
Trump called the court's largely-liberal makeup a "disgrace." Many of the judges are Clinton, Obama or Carter nominees.
He said that the administration will ultimately beat back Tigar's ruling with a favorable decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Trump said it seems that most of the negative rulings from the Ninth Circuit are overturned by the high court anyway.
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