Judge Denounces Biden Administration For ‘Colluding’ With Pro-Immigration Groups

The Biden administration was recently denounced by a federal appeals court judge, who accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of “colluding” with the far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other pro-immigration organizations to prevent a case from reaching the predominantly conservative U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. Circuit Court Judge Lawrence VanDyke said the DOJ tried obstructing the case to prevent it from reaching the High Court and discontinue years of immigration-friendly rulings made by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

VanDyke said the Biden administration could be trying to prevent itself from facing political embarrassment or it could be trying to engage in deception by cooperating with pro-immigration activists to obtain an outcome that would make it harder for a future president to enact strict enforcement measures.

The judge said the federal government is involving itself in political schemes.
“At the very least it looks like the administration and its frenemies on the other side of this case are colluding to avoid playing their politically fraught game during an election year,” VanDyke wrote.

The case centers around an asylum policy announced by the federal government in 2023, according to The Washington Times. The measure reportedly tightens the rules on those wishing to claim protection in the U.S. based on whether asylum seekers could claim in another country before arriving in America.

The rationale behind the measure is that refugees leaving their country of origin because of government prosecution could claim asylum in the first country they travel to, meaning that those illegally crossing the southern border from Central American nations and Mexico are migrants more than asylum seekers.

Pro-immigration groups denounced the rule and filed legal action against it.
The Washington Times pointed out that for months, the Biden administration shunned its leftist allies favoring immigration, but now it is supporting them.

In a 2-1 decision, the court agreed to pause the case until a negotiation is settled.
VanDyke dissented, saying the court allowed the Biden administration to influence the system.

“Either it previously lied to this court by exaggerating the threat posed by vacating the rule, or it is now hiding the real reason it wants to hold this case in abeyance,” the judge wrote.