The Supreme Court stayed a preliminary injunction against the third country asylum rule barring foreign nationals who cross the U.S.-Mexico border from receipt of U.S. asylum when they transit through a third country without applying for protection in that country.
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has reinstated a nationwide ban on a Trump administration rule barring people at the southern border from seeking asylum unless they had previously done so in Mexico or another third country. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had previously ruled that the preliminary injunction against the rule was only enforceable within the Ninth Circuit.
For asylum seekers at the southern border, the new rule barring asylum for those who have passed through a third country will go into effect in Texas and New Mexico (which are not part of the Ninth Circuit), but not in California and Arizona (which are in the Ninth Circuit).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Friday that the injunction against the Trump administration's new asylum rule, which denies asylum to migrants who attempt to enter the U.S. along the southern border without first applying for asylum in a third country through which they traveled, is enforceable only within the Ninth Circuit. The order is available here and below.
Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated on Friday a presidential proclamation barring people who enter the country outside ports of entry from seeking asylum. The policy had been temporarily enjoined by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California. The ruling is available here and below.
On July 29, Attorney General William Barr overruled a Board of Immigration Appeals decision, writing that most nuclear families do not qualify as “particular social groups” for the purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act. As a result, individuals persecuted based on their family ties no longer qualify for asylum on that basis. The complete ruling is available here and below.
A federal district court has put a hold on the Trump administration’s newest asylum restrictions on the grounds that they likely clash with existing immigration statutes.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction in East Bay Sanctuary et al. v. William Barr et al., a case challenging the Trump administration’s rule denying asylum for any migrants who attempt to enter the United States along the southern border without first applying for asylum in a third country through which they travelled. The order is available in full here and below.
What I saw when I traveled to five Mexican border cities: crowding, confusion and desperation among asylum seekers.
The new rule would bar asylum applications from claimants at the southern border who passed through a third country on their way to the United States but did not seek asylum in that country.