Supreme Court denies Trump administration request to immediately enforce new asylum rules

Supreme Court denies Trump administration request to immediately enforce new asylum rules

Supreme Court denies Trump administration request to immediately enforce new asylum rules

They are Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh. The administration has sought ways to block thousands of Central American men, women and children travelling in caravans to escape violence and poverty in their home countries from entering the US, with Trump calling the people in the caravans a national security threat.

"The Court has not yet fully considered the merits of this case", Justice Department spokesman Steven Stafford said. The legal fight on that could return to the Supreme Court.

Tigar's ruling prompted Trump to call the jurist an "Obama judge" and blast the 9th Circuit in general as a "disgrace". Only those applying at a port of entry would be eligible, Mr. Trump said, invoking what he said were his national security powers to protect the nation's borders.

He claimed that migration had precipitated a crisis and his administration was seeking to restrict "meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources".

The justices' order, on a 5-4 vote with Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority, left in effect a lower court decision that temporarily bars the president from changing the rules for people who claim asylum after entering the country from Mexico.

The port-of-entry restrictions, due to expire after 90 days, were made through a presidential proclamation Trump issued on November 9 alongside a new administration rule.

"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges", Roberts said in a statement released by the court's public information office.

The high court declined to overturn a block placed by the San Francisco federal appeals court on Trump's executive order to automatically reject asylum requests from migrants crossing the United States border from Mexico.


This week, the U.S. announced that it would send some asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out their immigration hearings, a move rights groups say will put migrants and refugees in danger.

"After World War II and the horrors experienced by refugees who were turned away by the United States and elsewhere, Congress joined the worldwide community in adopting standards for the treatment of those fleeing persecution", lawyers with the ACLU. wrote.

ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt praised the decision.

"We are pleased the court refused to allow the administration to short-circuit the usual appellate process", he said.

Last week the Trump administration went to the Supreme Court, asking the justices to put Tigar's order on hold while it appeals his ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and, if necessary, the Supreme Court.

The case is Trump v.

The Court issued only a simple order, without explanation for any of the votes, that kept intact a California's federal judge's temporary but nationwide ban on enforcing the asylum limitations.

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