PressTV-Supreme Court upholds block on Trump’s asylum ban

The Supreme Court has refused to restore the Trump administration’s restrictions on asylum for people who cross the US-Mexico border illegally.

In a 5-4 ruling Friday that marks the second setback this week for efforts to tighten immigration rules, the Supreme Court upheld a federal judge’s order to block the hardline policy.

On November 19, US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco, California blocked the policy with 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals agreeing afterwards.

Chief Justice John Roberts provided the critical vote against the administration, joining the four liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, in denying the request.

(Seated from left) Associate Justices Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel Alito; (standing from left) Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Brett Kavanaugh (Photo via BBC)

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