California Court Reinstates Injunction on Trump “Asylum Ban”

HeadlineSep 10, 2019

A federal court in California has reinstated a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s ban on most migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals partially rolled back U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar’s initial ruling on Trump’s ban, saying it applied only to California and Arizona. But yesterday Judge Tigar reissued his original injunction. Melissa Crow of the Southern Poverty Law Center said, “With this decision, regardless of where they cross the border, [vulnerable individuals and families] should be able to seek asylum. Sadly, while this ruling removes a major hurdle, far too many obstacles remain, as this administration’s war on asylum-seekers appears to know no bounds.”

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