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Federal judge rules Trump administration asylum ban illegal

August 5, 2019

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Friday against the Trump Administration’s ban on asylum requests for people who illegally cross the border.

The Trump administration issued the rule in late 2018, suspending immigration under certain circumstances. Specifically, the rule prohibited immigrants from applying for asylum except at legal US ports of entry. The rule was created in response to a presidential proclamation that suspended immigration for 90 days except by lawful permanent residents at US ports of entry.

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