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POTUS Setback

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:45

A federal judge ordered the US government to resume accepting asylum claims, regardless of where or how applicants enter the country. This decision impedes President Trump’s attempts to block a group of Central Americans from crossing the US border.

Although President Trump signed a proclamation on November 9 banning migrants from applying for asylum if they failed to make the request at a legal checkpoint, immigration laws stipulate that foreigners who touch American soil are eligible to apply for asylum and cannot be immediately deported.

The judge not only blocked Trump's asylum ban but called the administration’s arguments for it “unpersuasive” and while this ruling blocks Trump’s policy temporarily, it affects some migrants, who recently reached the #USA #Mexico border.

Judge bars the US from enforcing Trump asylum ban https://apnews.com/9ba57ad1383f41c3afe1baa5b2d9c3bf

U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions https://reut.rs/2KiX0vo

The national restraining order precluding the feds from enforcing the ban will remain in effect until a hearing on December 19th.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/20/blow-trumps-immigratio…

Trump “may not rewrite the immigration laws,” judge concludes in a late-night ruling https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-asylum-policy-i…

CBP closes, reopens, California highway near Tijuana to add concrete barriers and concertina wire https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/11/19/customs-and-border-patro…

At Fort Bliss, Texas, troops are preparing for the arrival of migrant tent cities. Many residents of nearby El Paso aren’t happy about it https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/18/texas-fort-bliss-migran…