CA Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Asylum Ban, Calling It ‘Arbitrary And Capricious’

A Border Patrol officer makes his rounds near central El Paso on December 23, 2018. - The US government began a Christmastime shutdown early on December 22, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending... A Border Patrol officer makes his rounds near central El Paso on December 23, 2018. - The US government began a Christmastime shutdown early on December 22, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 25, 2019 7:42 a.m.

A San Francisco judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s asylum ban after determining that it was “inconsistent with the existing asylum laws.”

According to Politico, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar called the ban on asylum seekers who come to the U.S.-Mexico border through a third country “arbitrary and capricious.”

Tigar’s decision came just hours after a D.C.-based district judge upheld the ban, nullifying that earlier Trump victory.

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