When the Clinton administration targeted Cubans for deportation (i.e. Elian Gonzalez), the courts let it be because immigration is strictly the purview of the executive.
When Arizona tried to enforce immigration laws that the Obama administration wouldn't, the courts ruled that Arizona had to stand down because immigration is strictly the purview of the executive.
Now that Trump is trying to institute a temporary immigration ban on selected countries, the courts are suddenly making up reasons why immigration is not the purview of the executive.
We have reached a point where it is heads they win, tails we lose. The game has been rigged to make reforming the system within the rules an impossibility. When a majority of the people favor a policy that the managerial class opposes, the policy gets hamstrung by the rules of the game. All of a sudden, the process is sacred. When the managerial class wants something for their masters, they change the rules so it either flies through or simply happens without anyone noticing. The process is not all that important.Who? Whom? The answers to these two questions are all you need to know to make sense of just about everything that happens in 21st century America.
All the blather about America being a nation of laws is just cover for the fact that ours is a lawless nation ruled by lawless men. An obvious example is the Ninth Circuit judges, who have fabricated a legal justification for throwing sand in the gears of a wildly popular executive order issued by President Trump. These are not men enforcing the law or respecting the laws. These are men who hold the law in contempt.
The idea that the judiciary impartially rules strictly based on the legality of anything is woefully naive. These people are every bit as political as those we've elected in the other two branches of government, they're just not as accountable.
The Trump administration shouldn't defer to the ninth. Give them the Andrew Jackson treatment while flooding the field with similar executive orders. ICE is raiding in the belly of the beast, the ninth circuit be damned, and Trump is considering firing off redundant orders.
Speaking of the ninth, it includes 29 judgeships. What are the chances that at least a couple of these black robes have illegals working for them in some capacity, say as domestics or lawn care providers? Trump should have ICE stake these judges out and conduct a raid on the personal property of one of these creeps.
Parenthetically, there are eight countries on the temporary travel ban, not seven. South Sudan split from Sudan in 2011. One reason fake news isn't reporting the ban as applying to eight countries instead of seven is because then they'd have to admit that not all of the countries are Muslim--South Sudan is mostly Christian and animist, not Islamic. The other reason is that they want state fusion, not fission.