Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California are
opening a new immigration route for foreigners, which would bypass the
federal agencies’ sole authority to approve or decline foreigners’
immigration or entry into the U.S.
The new route is created by the Feb. 9 decision which blocks the White House’s very popular reform of immigration rules.
If upheld by the Supreme Court later this year, the new declaration
would allow overseas foreigners — including those hostile to the United
States — to hire lawyers to persuade judges to grant them visas,
residency permits and eventually citizenship. That courtroom route would
bypass denials or approvals from the elected President’s administration
and its subordinate agencies, including the intelligence,
law-enforcement and national security agencies.