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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:17 PM

Judge rules Chad Wolf likely unlawfully serving as Homeland Security secretary ......

Source: CNN

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Judge rules Chad Wolf likely unlawfully serving as Homeland Security secretary and temporarily blocks some asylum restrictions


(CNN)A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that Chad Wolf is likely unlawfully serving as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and temporarily barred the Trump administration from enforcing new asylum restrictions on members of two immigration advocacy groups.

Judge Paula Xinis, in a 69-page ruling issued Friday, wrote that the two groups are "likely to demonstrate (former acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin) McAleenan's appointment was invalid under the agency's applicable order of succession, and so he lacked the authority to amend the order of succession to ensure Wolf's installation as Acting Secretary."

Subsequently, Wolf didn't have the authority to impose the asylum rules that are being challenged, Xinis ruled. The new requirements, which court documents say took effect in late August, concern employment, and the case is ongoing.

Xinis' ruling does not mean Wolf is leaving his position. The appointments of Wolf and his No. 2, Ken Cuccinelli, to the top leadership roles in the Department of Homeland Security have increasingly come under scrutiny, though both continue to serve in their posts. The Trump administration appealed a federal judge's ruling earlier this year that it was unlawful to appoint Cuccinelli to lead the agency responsible for processing US immigration requests, and he remains in that post more than six months later. The case before Xinis is ongoing.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/14/politics/judge-chad-wolf/index.html

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:31 PM

1. I'm guessing that means any rules they make won't be enforceable, but what needs to happen to get

them out of their positions?

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:33 PM

2. November 3, 2020 and then January 21, 2021 and then off to jail they go...............

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:33 PM

3. Two Words

So what?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:34 PM

4. This whole admin is unlawful...how can an illegal campaign be rewarded with a winning

Election. Defies all logic as to how justice should work. No one should be allowed to gain from illegal actions. If this admin were declared illegal and its actions annulled, I bet future campaigns would take illegal activity more seriously.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:49 PM

5. Would be nice if this lead to criminal charges.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:55 PM

6. Quick! Call the Attorney General right away! He has to be notified of this!

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