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USSupreme Court allows full enforcement of asylum crackdown

01:35  12 september  2019
01:35  12 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Children not exempt from Trump's toughest asylum policy, officials say

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.

The Supreme Court last December rebuffed a bid by the administration to implement a separate policy prohibiting asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexican border outside of an official port of entry, with conservative Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberal justices in denying the request.

The Supreme Court last December rebuffed a bid by the administration to implement a separate policy prohibiting asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexican border outside of an official port of entry, with conservative Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberal justices in denying the request.

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hard-line immigration policies.

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of asylum crackdown © 2019 Getty Images LOS EBANOS, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 10: Families, mostly from Central America, listen to a U.S. Border Patrol agent after they crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico and presented themselves to agents on September 10, 2019 in Los Ebanos, Texas. Although the number of families seeking political asylum at the U.S. southern border has dropped in recent months, the number still far exceeds historic averages for summer months. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The court said the rule, which requires most immigrants who want asylum to first seek safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on their way to the United States, could go into effect as litigation challenging its legality continues.

Liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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