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9th Circuit Rolls Back Part of Trump Asylum Ban Injunction

HeadlineAug 20, 2019

In immigration news, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday partially rolled back an injunction blocking the Trump administration’s ban on most asylum seekers seeking refuge at the U.S.-Mexico border. The court determined that U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar applied an overly broad injunction last month by blocking the policy nationwide. The new ruling means that Trump’s ban can now go ahead in the border states of New Mexico and Texas, which are outside of the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction. The ruling upholds the injunction in California and Arizona. Dissenting Judge A. Wallace Tashima said the majority’s decision will create confusion at the border and in the courts, writing, “Should asylum law be administered differently in Texas than in California?”

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