Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS To Allow Denials Of Asylum To Central Americans

CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2013/06/01: Supreme Court Building, eastern facade. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2013/06/01: Supreme Court Building, eastern facade. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to allow the government to deny asylum to Central American migrants who don’t first try to get refuge in Mexico before coming to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Federal courts in California had blocked the Trump administration rule from going into effect because it argued the administration didn’t follow proper procedure with the implementation. Four immigrant-rights groups are suing to block the move, claiming it would cause “untold harm” to immigrant families, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

In the Supreme Court application on Monday, Solicitor General Noel Francisco said the rule is necessary to alleviate the “crushing burden” caused by an uptick in asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border.

“(The rule) deters aliens without a genuine need for asylum from making the arduous and potentially dangerous journey from Central America to the United States,” he said Monday.

The move comes just days after the Trump administration announced its plan to indefinitely detain undocumented families while they work their way through immigration court. The administration argued the prolonged detention would likely serve as a deterrent to illegally crossing the border.

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  1. This has Stephen Miller’s slime-trail all over it. That said, the rest of the Nazi-enablers in the WW are no doubt down for it, if only to continue to rile the lizard-brain base that Donald hopes will Brown-shirt the Nov 2020 counts.

  2. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled Norwegians yearning to breathe free.” .

  3. Ongoing war against brown-skinned and/or poor people seeking a better life is bigoted, needlessly cruel and unrelenting. Like most of these wars being waged by the right, if the resources and effort were spent in the other direction the problem would most likely be almost solved by now (think healthcare or voting rights) or would at least be going in the right direction and helping to influence the world (think climate change and mass incarceration).

    The great sin of the right, risen exponentially in the Trumpocene period, is the huge waste and misdirection of all of our resources to fight science, democracy and the future. It is as if your angry and senile FOX watching uncle has been given absolute veto power in America.

  4. Ya mean this guy? We try not to let him out of the managed care home, and he always insists on two scoops of ice cream at Thanksgiving. His daughter kinda just wishes he’d kick the bucket, but she’s afraid he’ll write her out of his will.


  5. Avatar for tao tao says:

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken…
    And all who were in the nation would have to be counted. And behold, at once there was no more room for the poor.

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