In the run-up to the November election, thousands of Central Americans began marching toward the United States, claiming the right to enter and gain asylum. Though billed as mostly women and children, the “migrants” were predominantly male and bristling with violent criminals. In Tijuana, Mexicans are calling the caravan an “invasion.”
On November 9, President Trump announced that anyone who crossed the border would be ineligible for asylum. An axis of the ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights began shopping for a judge who would slap down President Trump’s policy. They found their man in federal judge Jon S. Tigar, who on Monday barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to those who enter the United States illegally. The London-born Tigar was a 2012 pick of POTUS 44 but there’s more to his back story.
The UC Berkeley law alum was a Superior Court judge in Alameda County for 11 years. There he served as a judicial mentor for the Alameda County Bar Association’s Judicial Diversity Mentor Project and the Youth Law Project for the Centro Legal de la Raza. As a federal judge for the U.S. District Court in Northern California, Tigar made a name for himself as a friend of violent criminals such as Rodney Quine.
In February of 1980 in Los Angeles, Quine and an accomplice gunned down Shahid Ali Baig, a father of three, then stole Baig’s car. Quine drew a life sentence for murder, kidnapping and robbery. In prison, the twice married father of two claimed to have sought female status since the age of nine. So the convict began pushing for a sex-change operation.
According to an August 2015 LifeSiteNews report, federal judge Jon Tigar, “assigned himself to Quine’s case and appointed a team of San Francisco lawyers and the Transgender Law Center to represent him.” Tigar’s view was that denying a prisoner’s sex-change operation may constitute “deliberate indifference” to a serious medical need and, if so, would be unconstitutionally “cruel and unusual punishment.”
California agreed to pay and on January 5, 2017 the convict duly got the state-funded gender “reassignment” at a cost of $100,000. The rebadged “Shiloh Heavenly Quine” duly gained a transfer from Mule Creek state prison to a more comfortable women’s facility at Chowchilla. Prison officials believed everything he said and gave him what he wanted.
In similar style, the Central American caravaners want better conditions in the United States. Judge Jon S. Tigar believes that they have the right to violate U.S. law and enter the country illegally. In the judge’s view, the United States has no right to bar any illegals, even violent criminals.
Judge Jon Tiger rules that the United States must believe their stories and essentially give them everything they want, without regard to cost. Taxpayers, legitimate citizens and legal immigrants can be forgiven for seeing this sub-nonsense as an assault U.S. sovereignty. On the other hand, that should come as no surprise.
The left is uncomfortable with the America that actually exists, a nation with its own history, culture, traditions and borders. As Orwell noted in Animal Farm, “rats are comrades,” and the left sees them as an oppressed minority. So the estimated 500 criminals in one caravan do not trouble judge Tigar at all.
As Saul Bellow noted, “a great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” The illusion here is that an unelected federal judge is a one-man robed politburo wielding more power than the president of the United States.
The illusion here is that a mob of foreign nationals, including criminals, can violate U.S. law with impunity and override the interest of legitimate citizens and legal immigrants. The illusion here is that anybody in the world is entitled to enter the United States at any time, by any means necessary.
“Individuals are entitled to asylum if they cross between ports of entry. It couldn’t be clearer.” explained Baher Azmy, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, which got everything they wanted from judge Tigar. As it happens, Azmy’s advocacy for illegals is not his only area of interest.
“Islamophobia, or anti-Muslim racism,” he explains, “has led to a subtle, but systematic practice to surveil, intimidate, harass and ultimately criminalize Muslim communities.” Azmy also has strong views on “the American national character, how this country deploys laws and law enforcement to control and criminalize populations that are perceived to threaten white political, religious or demographic priorities.”
For Baher Azmy, the goal, is “to reify reactionary politics” an “othering and reification of white power assertedly under threat. Donald Trump and his advisor’s surely observed and understood this dynamic during their campaign, to considerable electoral success.” So it couldn’t be clearer that Baher Azmy sees Tigar’s action as defiance of Trump’s previous travel bans.
Meanwhile, in April of 2017, federal judge Jon Tigar ruled that prison officials must provide “free undergarments that flatten the chest of transgender inmates at women’s prisons and give transgender inmates at men’s prisons access to bracelets, earrings, hair brushes and hair clips.”
Allowing transgender inmates to purchase “compression tops,” Tiger ruled, was “effectively” denying the items to inmates who could not afford them.