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White House Rips Asylum Ruling as 'Judicial Activism'

white house press secretary sarah sanders, wearing a black blouse, points to the media from the podium
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders (Olivier Douliery/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:27 PM

The White House fired back at a Wednesday court ruling that struck down the Trump administration's attempt to restrict asylum claims, calling it "judicial activism."

Press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement Wednesday evening that conveyed how the administration feels.

"[Wednesday], a court has, once again, overridden and undermined United States immigration law," Sanders said. "Under the law, asylum is a discretionary benefit for aliens who have a well-founded fear of persecution on account of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

"[Wednesday's] ruling will further overwhelm our immigration courts with meritless cases, making the existing massive backlog even worse. It will also encourage more illegal immigration to the United States, to the benefit of ruthless smuggling organizations that too often victimize young women and children."

In another court case, a district judge in California extended an order he had already issued that prevented the government from automatically deporting anyone who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico from seeking asylum.

"[Wednesday's] ruling is only the latest example of judicial activism that encourages migrants to take dangerous risks; empowers criminal organizations that spread turmoil in our hemisphere; and undermines the laws, borders, Constitution, and sovereignty of the United States," she said.

"We will continue to fight for the rule of law and against these reckless rulings."

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Calling it "judicial activism," the White House fired back at a Wednesday court ruling that struck down the Trump administration's attempt to restrict asylum claims.
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