The Asylum Rule: A Twist You Didn’t Anticipate

Hey there, high schoolers! Today, we’re diving into the world of politics, specifically discussing the border situation under President Biden. It might seem complicated, but fear not – I’m here to make it simple and engaging for you!

Okay, picture this – the Biden administration introduced a rule called “Circumvention of Lawful Pathways.” It’s like a puzzle piece in their border plan after they ended something called “Title 42.” This rule says, “Hey, if you crossed into the U.S. illegally and didn’t ask for asylum in another country you passed through, sorry, no asylum for you!”

But guess what? Some folks didn’t like that, and they challenged it in court. They said the rule takes away the right to seek asylum, and it’s kinda like an old rule from the Trump days that got thrown out. Drama, right?

A judge named Jon Tigar said, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! This rule is a no-go!” But, he said, “Let’s wait for 14 days, and you can appeal if you want.” And guess what? The Biden team said, “Challenge accepted!” So they appealed, and it was like a game of lawyers fighting in a fancy court.

And then, here comes the twist! The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said, “Hold your horses, no rule-blocking for now!” They gave a temporary stay, meaning the judge’s “no-go” rule doesn’t count while they figure things out.

But wait, there’s more! One judge from the Ninth Circuit Court wasn’t so sure about it. He said, “Guys, this rule is like a baby born from two other rules!” Can you imagine a baby rule wearing a phone app? Silly, right?

So, what does this all mean for the border? Well, the rule-stay might help slow down a possible surge of people trying to cross the border. It’s like holding back a wave, you know?

But don’t think it’s all sunshine and rainbows. The border numbers went down after “Title 42” ended, but now they’re creeping back up. So we gotta keep an eye on it, like responsible citizens.

Now, guess who else is in the game? Some states, led by Republicans, are saying this rule is a trick. They think it’s pretending that illegal crossings are okay when they’re not. More drama, I tell you!

So, to sum it up, Biden’s border rule is facing a big test. The court drama is exciting, but the border is a serious topic. We need to pay attention to what’s happening, and as future voters, you gotta stay informed.

Keep your eyes and ears open, 12th graders! Remember, you’re the future, and understanding how our country works is super important. Until next time, stay curious, stay engaged, and keep learning!

Source Fox News