Trump administration to appeal judge's order blocking asylum ban

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would appeal a federal judge's order halting a presidential proclamation that prevents certain immigrants from seeking asylum.


Immigrants wait at a temporary migrant shelter set up near the US-Mexico border on November 18, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo: VCG)

The US Department of Justice filed a notice Tuesday that indicated it will appeal the order to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. It also asked the judge to stay his order pending the appeal.

Earlier this month, Judge Jon Tigar of the US District Court for the Northern District of California sided with opponents of President Donald Trump's measure prohibiting immigrants who cross the southern border illegally from claiming asylum.

In response, Trump lashed out at the 9th Circuit as biased and dismissed Tigar, an appointee of Trump's predecessor, as an "Obama judge," prompting a rebuke from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who said the federal judiciary doesn't have "Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges."