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US Supreme Court to hear challenges to Trump border wall funding and asylum policies

17:21  19 october  2020
17:21  19 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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But the Supreme Court ’s earlier order allowing the construction remains in place and will not expire until the court either denies the administration’s petition seeking review or agrees to hear the “We’ll be back before the Supreme Court soon to put a stop to Trump ’s xenophobic border wall once and

The Supreme Court won’t hear a case challenging the border wall , handing a win to the Trump administration. In a day of roller coaster legal news, the Supreme Court will let stand a lower court ruling that rejected a bid by environmental groups to stop sections of the border wall being built.

The Supreme Court said on Monday it would take up cases concerning President Donald Trump's border wall and a controversial policy that requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico as they await hearings in the United States.

a man wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) © Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

The border wall case concerns the Trump administration's attempts to transfer Pentagon funds to build additional barriers along the US-Mexico border. Lower courts have ruled that the administration doesn't have the authority to transfer $2.5 billion in funds. But in a previous order, the Supreme Court allowed the construction to continue while the appeals process plays out.

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Supreme Court allows Trump to use disputed military funds for border wall . The funding transfer was challenged by the environmental nonprofit Sierra Club and a border area advocacy group in February, shortly after Trump announced he would move forward with plans to construct the wall

The decision by the Supreme Court means that the money will be used for wall projects in California, Arizona and New Mexico. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: "This evening's Supreme Court ruling allowing Donald Trump to steal military funds to spend on a wasteful, ineffective border wall

Similarly, the Supreme Court has allowed the controversial "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy that mandates that non-Mexican asylum seekers return to Mexico until their immigration proceedings in the US remain in effect pending appeals. The policy has been struck down by lower courts.

Both cases would likely be considered early next year.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

a man wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump shows a photo of the border wall upon arrival at the US Border Patrol station in Yuma, Arizona, June 23, 2020. © Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump shows a photo of the border wall upon arrival at the US Border Patrol station in Yuma, Arizona, June 23, 2020.

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