The U.S. Supreme Court's clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny almost all asylum claims from Central Americans was denounced by immigration advocates as a "death sentence" for the many migrants trying to escape poverty and violence in their homelands.
In our news wrap Thursday, the Trump administration began enforcing a new asylum policy after the Supreme Court allowed it to take effect nationwide.
"Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution", wrote Sotomayor in her dissent.
Mexico 'disagrees' with Trump asylum restrictions
He also said things were looking better for the ratification of a new free trade agreement between US, Mexico and Canada. FWD.us, which represents tech companies from the Silicon Valley, said the decision was a "massive reversal" of American leadership to protect the most vulnerable people fleeing extreme violence and persecution from around the world.
"Mexico is going to be demanding the measures the United States must take in exchange for the measures Mexico is taking", said Ebrard while meeting with top US officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Washington on Tuesday. But here the administration seeks to reduce public access to monitor how is handles asylum petitions from people who, for the most part, don't have a lawyer or a functional understanding of US immigration law.
Under the deal - signed in June to avoid Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods - USA migrant detentions on the southern border have fallen 58.7 percent.
In reaching this finding, the district court noted that the administration failed to demonstrate that safely applying for and getting asylum in Mexico, where most would end up trying to do that, is even feasible.More news: Ring Fit Adventure is the Nintendo Switch’s new fitness experience
Collins said it will help remove one of the factors that impel people to set out for the United States, "leading to fewer individuals transiting through Mexico on a unsafe journey".
"Part of why Sotomayor and Ginsburg voted to dissent is that on the merits, the district court might have got this one right", Stephen Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, told me. The number of individuals applying for asylum in Mexico has already skyrocketed in the past few years, as the United States has tightened its borders.
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Everyone at our border, except Mexican nationals, will be barred from safety.
Top officials in the Trump administration celebrated the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the injunction on an asylum rule.
It's known migrants from Central America are unlikely to be granted asylum by Mexico or another country on the road to the USA southern border. Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. citizenship and immigration services (USCIS), said the agency "will commence implementing the asylum rule asap".
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