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Trump Administration Bars Asylum for Central Americans Traveling Through Mexico

The Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security are amending their respective regulations to limit asylum claims made by 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 rule would have the effect of sharply limiting asylum claims for non-Mexicans attempting to enter the United States by traveling through Mexico. The rule is available here and below.

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Travel Ban Case

On July 10, Judge Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan denied the government’s motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ third amended complaint in Arab American Civil Rights League et al. v. Donald Trump et al., in which the petitioners challenge the Trump administration’s travel ban on constitutional grounds. The order is available here and below.

 

 

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Document: Ninth Circuit Stays Injunction of 'Remain in Mexico'

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that the Trump administration can continue to enforce its "Remain in Mexico" policy for some Central American migrants while litigation over the policy proceeds, staying the lower court's injunction. The ruling is available here and below. 

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Document: Asylum Seekers With Credible Fear Ineligible for Release on Bond, Barr Rules

Attorney General Bill Barr ruled on April 17 that asylum seekers who present at the border and establish a "credible fear of prosecution or torture" are ineligible for release on bond once they are transferred from expedited removal proceedings to full deportation proceedings. The Department of Homeland Security may still choose to release asylum seekers, but cannot be compelled by immigration judges to do so.

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