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Ninth Circuit nixes Trump rule on asylum

Refugees don’t have to be denied asylum in Mexico before applying in the United States, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday, tossing aside a Trump administration rule.... Read more»

Supreme Court allows 'Remain in Mexico' to continue pending appeal request

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the Trump administration could continue the so-called "Migrant Protection Protocols" and return asylum-seekers to Mexico while the legal fight over the policy winds through the court system. ... Read more»

9th Circuit denies Trump admin: 'Remain in Mexico' policy 'clearly violates' U.S. asylum law

The 9th Circuit again rejected the Trump administration's attempt to push asylum-seekers back to Mexico via a pair of programs that have been challenged by advocates. Judges denied the government's request to stay injunctions that block enforcement of the policies.... Read more»

9th Circuit blocks Trump admin on 'Remain in Mexico' and 'absurd' asylum refusals

The 9th Circuit halted the Migrant Protection Protocols and blocked an "absurd" rule that would bar people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from receiving asylum, handing the Trump administration a pair of defeats Friday. ... Read more»2

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White House delivered terrible day in trio of federal immigration lawsuits

The Trump administration faced a trio of losses in federal courts Friday, as judges blocked plans to fast-track deportations, undo a long-standing agreement on the detention of migrant children, and barred the agency from relying on a flawed database to detain people held by local law enforcement.... Read more»

Arizona advocates, immigration lawyers call SCOTUS asylum ruling 'devastating' and a 'death knell'

A day after the Supreme Court decided to allow the Trump administration to deny asylum to immigrants who reach the southwestern border without seeking refuge in another country, immigration lawyers and advocates denounced the the policy. ... Read more»

'Shocking' decision to allow Trump administration to bar some asylum-seekers, activists say

Calling the decision "shocking" and "disappointing," immigration rights advocates and members of Congress sharply criticized the Supreme Court's decision to allow the Trump administration to deny asylum to immigrants who reach the southwestern border without seeking refuge in another country.... Read more»

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration appeal over asylum ban

The Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's attempt to end-run a decision by a federal judge, and implement new rules barring asylum claims by anyone who entered the U.S. between border crossings.... Read more»

Court decisions block Trump's moves to dismantle asylum process

In a pair of decisions Wednesday, two different courts, one in San Francisco and one in Washington, D.C., ruled against the Trump administration's attempts to block people from seeking asylum in separate but important cases.... Read more»

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to implement asylum ban

Trump administration officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to OK a ban on asylum claims by people who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without going through a crossing point.... Read more»

Judge: Trump's asylum ban 'irreconcilably conflicts' with federal law

A federal judge blocked the Pres. Trump's plan to bar people who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without going through a port of entry from applying for asylum, saying the ban "irreconcilably conflicts" with federal law and the "expressed intent of Congress."... Read more»