CALIFORNIA/COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in California on Friday [11-30-18] left in place a nationwide injunction that blocks the President’s asylum restrictions from going into effect. Judge Jon S. Tigar of the US District Court for the Northern District of California said the government had not shown that the President’s policy ‘is a lawful exercise of Executive Branch authority.’ Lawyers for the Department of Justice had asked Tigar to lift his temporary restraining order — issued November 19 — while the appeals process plays out. But Tigar refused to do so, holding that the government had failed to convince him that asylum seekers with legitimate claims would not suffer ‘significant harms’ due to the new policy. The move comes after President Donald Trump lashed out last week at Tigar, and said he would ultimately prevail in the case before the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, Trump signed a proclamation that would have prevented most migrants who crossed the southern border illegally from seeking asylum.”

Ariane de Vogue and Geneva Sands, “Judge keeps in place nationwide injunction in asylum case,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, November 30, 2018 8:29 pm