TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 24, 2019
A federal judge last week decided to leave in place a Trump administration rule that imposes restrictions on individuals seeking asylum in the United States if they passed through a third country on their way to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, Fox News reports. The rule requires people seeking asylum to first apply in one of the countries they pass through on their way to the U.S. It was quickly met with a legal challenge from advocacy groups, who moved for a temporary restraining order blocking the rule. After a hearing in Washington, D.C. U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly denied the motion. The rule will remain in place for the duration of the case, unless the decision is successfully appealed.