The federal judge presiding over the case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn rebuked the White House Wednesday; saying all “deported asylum seekers” must be returned to the United States until their applications are fully processed.
“The ruling from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington came a day after the same judge presided over a contentious sentencing hearing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn,” writes Fox News. “He later delayed Flynn’s sentencing until 2019, as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.”
The new ruling claims the Trump administration violated federal guidelines by deporting the migrants.
“The Court holds that it has jurisdiction to hear plaintiffs’ challenges to the credible fear policies, that it has the authority to order the injunctive relief, and that, with the exception of two policies, the new credible fear policies are arbitrary, capricious, and in violation of the immigration laws,” Sullivan said.
“The government [must] return to the United States the plaintiffs who were unlawfully deported and to provide them with new credible fear determinations consistent with the immigration laws,” he concluded.
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BREAKING NOW: Federal Judge Delays Flynn Sentencing for At Least 90 Days
A federal judge delayed the sentencing of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Tuesday afternoon; halting the proceedings for at least 90 days after Flynn confirmed his guilty plea of lying to FBI agents.
“Flynn’s sentencing hearing was abruptly delayed shortly thereafter, as Judge Emmet Sullivan warned Flynn that if he did not postpone the hearing the judge might give him time in jail,” writes CNBC.
Prosecutors don't object to delay FLYNN sentencing 90 days, after repeated offers from Sullivan
— Jason Seher (@jhseher) December 18, 2018
“I cannot assure you that if you proceed today, you will not receive a sentence of incarceration,” Judge Emmet Sullivan told the former Trump advisor should he refuse to accept the delay and proceed with sentencing.
“If you want to postpone this, and come back at some later point … that’s fine with me,” said the judge. “I have to caution you that the sentence imposed today may not be the same sentence you would get after cooperation ends.
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BORDER CHAOS: Second 'Migrant Caravan' Makes its Way Towards US Border
A second migrant caravan encompassing thousands of Central American workers slowly made its way towards the United States’ southern border with Mexico this week; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown with the Trump administration and immigration officials.
“The caravan formed a day after Vice President Mike Pence met with the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in Washington, where he offered economic development assistance in exchange for tighter controls on gang violence and migration. Pence also called on the Central American leaders to warn their citizens against trying to cross the U.S. border,” writes the Daily Caller.
“Tell your people — don’t put your families at risk by taking the dangerous journey north to attempt to enter the United States illegally,” said the Vice President during the meeting.
The caravan marks the second gathering of Central American migrants heading towards the United States this year.
A similar group attempted to enter the US last April but were rejected by immigration authorities at checkpoints near Tijuana, Mexico.
Read the full story at the Daily Caller.