US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce asylum restrictions

US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce asylum restrictions

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the US-Mexico border, a key element of his hard-line immigration policies.

The top court's decision late Wednesday temporarily lifts a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum rule in some states along the southern border pending the outcome of legal challenges.

Sotomayor claimed it could upend "longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution". FWD.us, which represents tech companies from the Silicon Valley, said the decision was a "massive reversal" of American leadership to protect the most vulnerable people fleeing extreme violence and persecution from around the world.

The Republican president's administration issued the rule in an attempt to reduce the surging number of asylum claims primarily by Central American migrants who have crossed the U.S. -Mexico border in large numbers during his presidency.

The Trump administration says the policy is created to address deficiencies in an immigration system in which immigrants often pass initial asylum screening but fail to win final approval.

"The court should not permit such a tectonic change to USA asylum law".

The Trump administration first announced the new rules July 15 and was met with swift legal challenges from immigrant advocacy groups.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed the administration to enforce these rules, which are effectively created to deter asylum applications from Hondurans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans. The 9th Circuit Court upheld this order, but restricted its reach to California and Arizona. U.S. District Choose Jon Tigar in San Francisco blocked the new coverage from having result in late July.

The administration said the new restriction is needed to respond to "an unprecedented surge" of people who enter the country illegally and seek asylum if they're caught.

Asylum-seekers are using the old initial screening rules as a loophole that gets them released into the interior where the vast majority are never seen by the government again unless they're caught committing other crimes.

Facing a surge in asylum claims by Central American and other migrants who have been crossing the southern USA border in record numbers, the Trump administration has been desperate to clamp down. Under the new policy, they would fail the test unless they sought asylum in at least one country they traveled through and were denied.

The move overrides a blockage put in place by a district court in California, allowing the asylum crackdown to go into effect even while the lower court continues to hear broader arguments on the case.

It's known migrants from Central America are unlikely to be granted asylum by Mexico or another country on the road to the USA southern border. "The lives of thousands of families are at stake".

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