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USJudge Leans Toward Blocking Trump Asylum Restriction Nationwide

03:40  06 september  2019
03:40  06 september  2019 Source:

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to allow border asylum ban

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to allow border asylum ban The Trump administration asked the court to allow it to implement its most sweeping effort yet to overhaul the asylum system along the border while a legal challenge plays out in court. U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who represents the federal government before the court, urged the justices to issue an administrative stay on a ruling by a judge in San Francisco, who earlier in the summer blocked a regulation that would make most migrants from Central America and other countries ineligible for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The administration had already asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to do so.

A federal judge on Wednesday extended an order that bars President Donald Trump 's asylum ban from going into effect. At a hearing in California, the Department of Justice asked Judge Jon S. Tigar to reverse a ruling from last month and allow the asylum restrictions to take effect pending appeal.

A federal judge in California halted the Trump administration’s bid to cut off Central American asylum claims. Nationwide preliminary injunction undoes earlier ruling from federal judge that allowed asylum rules to stay in place. As the migrant crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico intensifies

(Bloomberg) -- A federal judge signaled he will probably block the Trump administration from enforcing restrictions on asylum applications anywhere along the Mexican border while the legality of the policy announced in July is being challenged.

Judge Leans Toward Blocking Trump Asylum Restriction Nationwide© Thomson Reuters Central Americans, hoping to apply for asylum, wait on an international bridge at the border between Mexico and the U.S., in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzale

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar said at a hearing Thursday in Oakland, California, that he thinks there’s adequate justification to order a nationwide halt to a policy that barred migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. if they first passed through another nation without seeking protection.

Asylum chief reassigned after critical email publicized

Asylum chief reassigned after critical email publicized The head of asylum for US Citizenship and Immigration Services, John Lafferty, has been reassigned to deputy director of a service center in Virginia, according to an agency official. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Lafferty's reassignment comes after an email was publicized in July that he had sent to asylum officers noting the challenges they were being asked to endure in order to implement a new asylum policy. It is unclear if Lafferty's move is connected to the email.

A federal judge stopped Trump 's Nov. 9 proclamation on asylum from going into effect. President Donald Trump on Tuesday angrily criticized a federal judge 's ruling that blocks new restrictions on asylum that he announced earlier this month, calling the court "not fair" and predicting he would win in

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge ruled late Monday the Trump administration lacks proof of a looming crisis to justify restrictions on asylum relief, handing groups seeking to 9 after he issued a proclamation enacting the new restrictions . The plaintiffs seek a court order to block the new rules.

In July, Tigar issued a preliminary injunction, agreeing that the immigration advocates who sued were likely to win. That injunction prevents the administration from implementing the rule while its legality is challenged in court. The federal appeals court in San Francisco denied the administration’s request to put the injunction on hold but limited its effect only to the states within the court’s jurisdiction, including California and Arizona.

Tigar told lawyers Thursday that he has the power to reinstate the injunction nationwide as long as it’s justified.

"I do think that I have the authority to make a clear ruling in favor of my prior injunction, if I believe the record supports that ruling," he said.

The case is East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Barr, 19-cv-04073, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (Oakland).

To contact the reporters on this story: Joel Rosenblatt in San Francisco at [email protected];Edvard Pettersson in Los Angeles at [email protected]

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Children not exempt from Trump's toughest asylum policy, officials say.
The new enforcement will include turning back children who arrive at the southern border without their parents. © Paul Ratje Image: FILES-US-POLITICS-IMMIGRATION-JUSTICE-ASYLUM The new policy would make asylum seekers ineligible if they passed through another country on their way to the United States and did not first seek asylum there. The officials said they will return immigrants who arrived in the U.S. on or after July 16 to their home countries if they cannot prove they sought asylum elsewhere.

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