Judge Reinstates Injunction Against Asylum Ban

Headline Roundup September 9th, 2019

Northern California's U.S. District Court judge John Tigar ruled to block President Trump's asylum ban Monday. The ban requires that asylum seekers apply for refugee status at a 'third safe country' and be denied before being able to apply for asylum in the U.S.. In July, Tigar issued a nationwide injunction to ban the policy. At the time, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals restricted the injunction to just Arizona and California. Today, Judge Tigar reinstated the nationwide injunction.

Some media voices on the right criticized Tigar, saying his ruling stretched far outside his jurisdiction.

Judge Reinstates Injunction Against Asylum Ban

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A federal judge in San Francisco restored a nationwide injunction on Monday preventing the Trump administration’s ban on asylum-seekers who travelled through a so-called safe third country before arriving in the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar issued the ruling after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in August narrowed his previous nationwide injunction, allowing the Trump administration to implement the asylum-rule change in Texas and New Mexico but not in California or Arizona.

In response to an overwhelming surge in asylum-seekers arriving at the southern border,...

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A federal judge on Monday restored a nationwide scope on an order he issued earlier in the summer to block the Trump administration's most sweeping effort yet to unilaterally restrict the asylum system for migrants from Central America and other parts of the world who seek refuge at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Judge Jon Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California reinstated a nationwide injunction blocking a joint Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security rule that makes most migrants who transited through a third...

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A federal judge in California on Monday reinstated a ban on a Trump administration policy that would restrict migrants’ ability to apply for asylum at the southern border.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar had issued a nationwide injunction in July blocking the rule, which would make most asylum-seekers who pass through another country before reaching the U.S. ineligible for asylum, with exceptions for victims of trafficking and migrants who have been denied asylum in the countries they traveled through.

The rule would primarily effect Central American immigrants crossing through Mexico....

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