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Turley: Judge ‘On Good Ground’ in Trump Asylum Ruling

IAN HANCHETT

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” George Washington Law Professor and Fox News Contributor Jonathan Turley praised a federal court ruling blocking President Trump’s order requiring asylum seekers to enter the US legally through a port of entry, but noted that many of the groups praising the current ruling were pleased when President Obama re-wrote immigration law unilaterally.

Turley stated, “This judge is on good ground, that President Trump is essentially rewriting a critical part of the immigration laws unilaterally. What I find interesting is that many of these groups applauded President Obama when he was doing it. So, I think that what is clear, if anything, is hypocrisy has no borders. I mean, the — many of these people were delighted when President Obama, when he couldn’t get something through Congress, simply ordering it unilaterally, and many of us said that was unconstitutional.”

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