A lawsuit was filed yesterday evening that claims Trump’s administration is violating the rights of non-citizens by refusing them improper entry. The administration has not blocked legal entry into the US making this claim, almost, laughable. The sad part is they may have some legal ground thanks to an outdated law that has been under debate for nearly two decades.
According to NBC, six Honduran migrants are suing President Donald Trump and parts of his administration over policies the president has enacted and said he is going to enact on the U.S. border with Mexico.
The class action lawsuit was filed in federal court Thursday on behalf of the migrants and their children, who are en route to the U.S. on foot as part of a larger caravan Trump has vowed to stop or detain at the border. The suit asks the court to declare Trump’s policies unconstitutional.
Trump says he plans to send up to 15,000 troops to the border, in addition to border patrol and ICE agents. About 100 active-duty soldiers arrived at the border in Texas on Thursday.
“Also Thursday, Trump said in a White House speech that undocumented immigrants would be held in detention — many in “massive tent cities” — until they could be deported, and asylum seekers would be blocked from claiming asylumif they are caught crossing the border outside of legal ports of entry.“
“We’re going to catch, we’re not going to release,” Trump said Thursday. Later, he doubled down on his promises during a campaign rally later that night. “We’re going to keep these people out of our country,” Trump said. “Vote Republican.”
“The President is violating federal law, trampling the rights of Americans and legal immigrants to be free from use of the military for law enforcement, and has set up a potential catastrophe at the US/Mexico border all in the name of white nationalism and with the objective of scoring political points,” Mike Donovan, president of Nexus Services, the immigration services company funding the suit, said in a statement.
Sending troops to the border is common practice for presidents. Both George W. Bush and Obama sent troops to the borders as part of National security during their time in office but this lawsuit is claiming that Trump, who is following the same protocol under greater numbers, is both ‘racist’ and ‘dangerous’.
The President has made it clear that the call to action is intended to help prevent non-legal citizens from entering the country illegally. Meaning, not going through the proper entries, so their argument that this impeded upon legal US immigrants and citizens makes very little sense.
In fairness, under current law, people are allowed to make a claim for asylum anywhere in the United States, no matter how they entered. However, that law has been under long debate since the September 11th terror attacks. We were unable to find where it was enforced during the last two presidents so, perhaps it is the law that needs changing? Once and for all.
The left has been failing to see how large hoards of immigrants can be considered a ‘security issue’ and think that simply claiming asylum is enough to grant entry despite where a person enters the United States.