Saturday, December 22, 2018

Supreme Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Effort to Tighten Asylum Rules

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that blocked the Trump administration from immediately enforcing new rule changes designed to tighten restrictions on migrants seeking asylum.
The 5-4 decision prevents the administration from implementing a change to asylum rules that would have blocked migrants detained while attempting to the cross the border illegally from seeking asylum. Under the rule change ordered by President Trump on November 9th, only those migrants who present themselves at lawful ports of entry would be entitled to apply for asylum.
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Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s liberal justices in declining to stay District Court judge Jon Tagar’s original restraining order that blocked the measure, while conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh dissented. 4
The ruling upholds a decision made by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit earlier this month, which held that the president’s order was an attempt to circumvent the federal statute that allows all migrants who enter the country to seek asylum, regardless of how they crossed the border.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah.