Judge Blocks Trump Admin From Enforcing New Rules That Curb Asylum

on October 13, 2018 in Sunland Park, New Mexico.
U.S.-Mexico border (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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A California federal judge issued a ruling on Monday that blocks the Trump administration’s new asylum rule from being enforced across the U.S. while the new restrictions are challenged in the courts, the Wall Street Journal reported.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tiger’s Monday ruling restored a previous ruling that blocked that policy from being enforced nationwide. Last month an appeals court ruled that the Trump administration’s restriction could be executed in New Mexico and Texas borders against migrants who cross the border in those states, but not those who cross over in Arizona and California.

According to the WSJ, the Trump administration has already asked for an emergency appeal, which is pending in the Supreme Court. The White House wants the new rules enforced while they’re challenged in court.

The new asylum rule seeks to essentially restrict who can claim asylum in the U.S. after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Under the new rule, which was issued in July, Central Americans will not be granted asylum in the U.S. unless they requested it and were denied in another country first.

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  1. How far we have fallen…this is a start of climbing out…lord.

  2. Yay. Immigration into this country is a national policy and process, ergo it should have national implications that is consistent across states. The decision to limit it to two states and leave out two other states never made sense to me. Watch tRump insist this going to SCOTUS. In the meantime, score another for the good guys fighting against tRump’s bogus made-up emergency powers to prevent legal asylum-seekers from waiting it out here and having their day in court to make their case.

    What tRump and his asshole lackey and personal attorney at DoJ AG Barr need to do is hire more immigration judges, rather than decrease their numbers as Barr has done, so these immigrants can be processed. Its a simple solution that they are purposely interfering with and trying to deny to those asylum-seekers. By intentionally trying to clog up the system as a way to deny them them permanent entrance here, they are essentially putting these people’s lives in jeopardy…but then that’s the point, isn’t it? Intentional cruelty is the policy, not some outgrowth of an arcane process.

  3. Avatar for zach zach says:

    Tigar, not Tiger

  4. Avatar for noonm noonm says:

    Looks like this Judge declined to take Barr’s advice against Nationwide injunctions. When you keep getting penalized for fouling your opponent, working the refs is your only option.

  5. Come back soon…

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