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US Supreme Court allows Trump’s order to curb asylum seekers

US Supreme Court allows Trump’s order to curb asylum seekers

The United States Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday to lift court orders blocking a new rule on asylum seekers at the southern us border.

The new rule says immigrants at the southern border must apply for and be denied asylum in at least one country they enter while on their way to the United States.

"The rule thus screens out asylum seekers who declined to request protection at their first opportunity", Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued before the Supreme Court.

Most people crossing the southern border are Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty. Second, the rule is inconsistent with statute, which denotes that asylum can only be denied on the basis of having passed through another country if the United States has a "safe third country" agreement with it or if the refugee is already "firmly resettled there", neither of which applies.

The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border.

Then on Monday, Tigar released a new order again blocking the policy everywhere in the U.S. The following day, the 9th Circuit court again limited Tigar's order to the states of California and Arizona.

Even worse, the district court noted that the administration apparently knows its new rule would not clear this threshold, and thus would put untold numbers at serious risk, but went forward with it, anyway. If their requests are then denied, they may ask the USA government for asylum. The Supreme Court lifted the block, handing another victory to USPresident Donald Trump in his administration's efforts to curb the inflow of migrants through the southern border.

She heard the cases of two Salvadorans who crossed from Mexico into south Texas in August, were arrested by USA officers, and returned to the Mexican border town of Matamoros.

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The 28-year-old furniture maker said he left his war-torn African homeland after being jailed by police for being part of the English-speaking minority.

Ebrard said it was in his country's interest to keep migrant numbers down to avoid tensions with Washington on the issue in the run-up to the 2020 USA presidential election. He said the military burned his family's home, killing his mother as she slept.

"In the USA, I know I'll be protected", he said.

Tens of thousands of migrants and would-be asylum seekers are gathered on the U.S. -Mexico border, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

Some seeking refuge may get to stay in the United States through other legal avenues, including protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, but the threshold to qualify is much higher. The Supreme Court is not supposed to be used as a way for the government to jump the queue and ignore lower court litigation. "There are no safeguards, no institutions to stop this cruelty", the immigration-assistance group Al Otro Lado said in a statement.

"If [asylum seekers] have a valid claim, they should be seeking help and asylum from the first country they come in contact with", Morgan said during an appearance on "Fox & Friends".

The agency was concerned about the fate of Central Americans, including families and unaccompanied children, who are on the move in need of safe haven, he said.

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