Supreme Court Allows Trump Asylum Policy to Take Effect - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 12, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court late yesterday ruled that the Trump Administration’s policy on seeking asylum can take effect, the Associated Press reports. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the majority decision. The order temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new policy, which requires asylum seekers to petition for protection in the first country they enter on their way to the United States. Under the ruling, the government will be able to enforce the policy nationwide while a legal challenge on the merits makes its way through the judicial system. Critics of the policy argue it will make most migrants ineligible for asylum. Supporters say it will help bring order to the crisis at the southern border, close loopholes and discourage frivolous claims.