Judge Marsha Pechman
The White House on Wednesday responded to US District Judge for the Western District of Washington, Marsha Pechman, a Clinton appointee who ruled on Tuesday that migrants who are detained after entering the US seeking asylum are entitled to bond hearings.
The White House called the Clinton-appointed activist an “unelected district judge” who is “at war” with the rule of law.
“No single district judge has legitimate authority to impose his or her open borders views on the country,” the statement said.
The White House on Wednesday said it will seek to limit the authority of district judges to issue national injunctions, The Hill reported.
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Recall, Attorney General Bill Barr announced in April that the US government could keep tens of thousands of migrants seeking asylum waiting in detention indefinitely.
Under US law, the Attorney General has the right to overturn rulings by immigration judges.
Barr weighed in on an immigration case in April and said that asylum seekers who are awaiting removal and are not given a right to see a judge, should not be released into the US on bond.
If Bill Barr’s ruling goes into effect, asylum seekers who used to be released into the US on bond while awaiting a decision from a judge on their immigration case would have been kept in detention centers indefinitely where they could be waiting for years for.
The crisis at the US-Mexico border is the worst this country has ever seen.
President Trump declared a national emergency back in February to stop the unprecedented surge of illegal aliens flooding over the US border, however Congress and activist judges have stopped his efforts at every turn.