Evangeline Abriel spoke to Law360 about how U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s tendency to defer to the executive branch’s authority could pave the way for the Trump administration to prevail against challenges to its immigration policies.

Of the five immigration appeals brought by individuals facing deportation where Judge Barrett wrote for the majority, she denied three and granted two, reflecting an “evenhanded” approach, according to Abriel, who reviewed all of her immigration decisions.