Federal judge blocks Trump’s new asylum rules: ‘He may not rewrite the immigration laws’

November 20, 2018 via USA Today

A federal judge in San Francisco blocked new rules put into place by President Donald Trump that limit the ability of immigrants to request asylum, a legal blow to the administration’s efforts to curb legal immigration that opens the door for more members of the immigrant caravan to request asylum in the USA.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled late Monday that the administration’s new policy of cutting off asylum to immigrants who enter the country illegally appears to run afoul of U.S. law that specifically allows them to do so.

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