Judge Rules Asylum Claims Must Be Accepted

Headline Roundup November 20th, 2018

Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order stating that asylum seekers can make claims at any point along the U.S. border, not just at certain points, which the White House had previously announced.

Judge Rules Asylum Claims Must Be Accepted

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Trump immigration

The White House announced earlier this month that migrants hoping to enter the U.S. could only claim asylum at certain points of entry, not just anywhere along the border. Critics accused President Trump of circumventing Congress and rights groups like the ACLU challenged the decision in court. The opponents have now won a short term victory.

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A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback to the president’s attempt to clamp down on a huge wave of Central Americans crossing the border.

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A federal judge in San Francisco late Monday blocked new rules put into place by President Donald Trump that limit the ability of migrants to request asylum, a legal blow to the administration's efforts to curb legal immigration that opens the door for more members of the migrant caravan to request asylum in the U.S.

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