Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan is declaring a “big victory” for the Trump administration after the Supreme Court delivered a win to the administration regarding an asylum rule.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted the administration’s request — in which two justices dissented — that would ensure that migrants who are traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border in search of asylum seek it in another country they’ve gone through first, as IJR reported.
The move would restrict most Central American migrants from applying for asylum at the U.S. southern border.
During Thursday’s “Fox & Friends” interview, the acting CBP chief also labeled it “a big victory” but made clear that “the fight’s not over.”
“We’re still going through hearing this on actually the merits of this case right now. But right now, what that means, while that is going on we can fully implement this rule along the entire southwest border to hit this crisis. What this represents — and American people should understand this — this president and this administration is doing everything that they can utilizing every tool in the toolbox within the current legal framework to stop this crisis. While Congress sits on their hands and fails to do what they know they need to do to end this crisis. That’s what’s significant.”
Watch Morgan’s interview below:
Calling out the “false narrative and rhetoric” surrounding this immigration rule, Morgan said:
“What we should be wanting people to do is, if they have a valid claim, they should be seeking help and asylum from the first country they come in contact with. They shouldn’t be paying the cartels thousands of dollars and risking their lives to take a thousand-mile journey across several countries to get help. We want them to get help and seek asylum in the first country they get to.”
As IJR reported, Mexico isn’t too thrilled about the Supreme Court’s ruling, as Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said, “This is the ruling by the court, it’s a U.S. issue, and obviously we don’t agree with it, we have a different policy.”