A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from banning asylum at the southern border.
According to The Hill:
A federal judge in California on Monday reinstated a ban on a Trump administration policy that would restrict migrants’ ability to apply for asylum at the southern border.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar had issued a nationwide injunction in July blocking the rule, which would make most asylum-seekers who pass through another country before reaching the U.S. ineligible for asylum, with exceptions for victims of trafficking and migrants who have been denied asylum in the countries they traveled through.
The rule would primarily effect Central American immigrants crossing through Mexico.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Tigar’s initial ruling but narrowed the injunction to only border states within its jurisdiction — California and Arizona — before sending the question back to Tigar.
The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to lift this injunction which applies nationwide.