Published: Fri, September 13, 2019

US Supreme Court: New Asylum Rule Can Go Forward

US Supreme Court: New Asylum Rule Can Go Forward

By contrast, the Trump administration argued that they need to restrict migrants seeking asylum because of "an unprecedented surge" of immigrants attempting to illegally enter the USA who claim asylum when stopped.

The Supreme Court's ruling temporarily allows the policy to go into effect while the Trump administration deals with other legal challenges against the requirement.

In their dissents, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor argued that the Supreme Court should have allowed the case to proceed through the lower courts before issuing a ruling.

"The United States is the only option", Dunea Romero, a 31-year-old Honduran, lamented with tears in her eyes at a shelter in Tijuana.

"Until Congress can act with durable, lasting solutions, the rule will help reduce a major "pull" factor driving irregular migration to the United States and enable the administration to more quickly and efficiently process cases originating from the southern border, leading to fewer individuals transiting through Mexico on a unsafe journey", Collins said in a prepared statement.

Though much smaller in numbers, people from India have also used the same route to reach the United States to seek asylum, alleging, mostly, political persecution at home.

The policy affects people who travel to the US through Mexico from Central America.

"We have a very different policy in Mexico, and we are not going to change it. Mexico's refugee and asylum policy is a tradition here", Ebrard said.

Several migrants who are making their way north said Thursday that the new rule would not deter them.

The rule would bar nearly all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border.


The change will affect non-Mexican migrants trying to enter through the United States southern border.

"Our policy of refuge, of asylum is a tradition in Mexico", he said.

The Trump administration says the policy is created to address deficiencies in an immigration system in which immigrants often pass initial asylum screening but fail to win final approval.

President Donald Trump's deep, seething contempt for the notion that consequential acts of governing should be based on information gathered in good faith - rather than undertaken in willful bad faith or geared toward merely propping up his lies and obsessions - is suddenly garnering a lot more serious scrutiny.

Though Guatemala eventually caved to the administration's pressure, and reached a safe third country agreement with the United States, Mexico remained firm in its refusal.

Morgan said the Trump administration is "doing everything that they can" to address what he described as the crisis on the US border with Mexico.

The Republican president's administration issued the rule in an attempt to reduce the surging number of asylum claims primarily by Central American migrants who have crossed the U.S. -Mexico border in large numbers during his presidency.

The route to the U.S. is unsafe, with Central American migrants often deliberately sought out by gangs in neighbouring countries because they are vulnerable.

Under current asylum law, individuals must show a credible fear, which is figured to be a 10% chance that they will face persecution if sent back home.

Last week, Attorney General William Barr condemned nationwide injunctions in an opinion piece, signaling the Trump administration might be preparing to go after the practice before the Supreme Court.

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