New restrictions for migrants crossing the US-Mexico border to apply for asylum may continue

The new Trump restrictions for migrants traveling through Mexico to seek asylum at the American border are NOT blocked as long as the lawsuits continue, the rules judge

  • The Trump administration may implement a new policy that prevents migrants from seeking asylum in the US if they first come through another country
  • A request for a temporary restraining order against the policy was rejected on Wednesday by Trump appointed US district judge Timothy Kelly in Washington
  • Advocacy groups prosecuted on their behalf as groups offering services to immigrants who, under the new restrictions, could not apply for asylum
  • The policy took effect Tuesday, one day after it was announced
  • A separate hearing on a similar case was scheduled later in San Francisco on Wednesday for the American district of Jon Tigar, which was appointed by Barack Obama
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President Donald Trump's government can enforce its new constraints on people traveling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US, while policies challenging policy are playing, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The proposal in question prevents most migrants at the southern border from applying for asylum in the US if they first pass through another country.

US district judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, refused Wednesday a request for a temporary restraining order against the policy in the US District Court of Columbia.

Kelly said the proponents of immigrants behind the trial did not demonstrate that their work would be irreparably damaged if the policy went ahead.

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The groups continued on their own behalf as non-profit organizations offering services to immigrants who, under the new restrictions, could not apply for asylum.

Later in San Francisco, a separate hearing was planned for the American district of Jon Tigar, which has already banned the introduction of a less restrictive asylum policy and could act to block the new asylum policy.

Tigar was appointed by former resident Barack Obama.

President Donald Trump's (pictured) government can enforce its new constraints on people traveling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US, while policies challenging policy, US district judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, ruled on Wednesday . The latest proposal to prohibit people traveling through another country from applying for asylum in the US is aimed at the tens of thousands of Central American adults and children who cross Mexico every month to enter the US. It would also have consequences for asylum seekers from Africa, Asia, and South America

President Donald Trump's (pictured) government can enforce its new constraints on people traveling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US, while policies challenging policy, US district judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, ruled on Wednesday . The latest proposal to prohibit people traveling through another country from applying for asylum in the US is aimed at the tens of thousands of Central American adults and children who cross Mexico every month to enter the US. It would also have consequences for asylum seekers from Africa, Asia, and South America

The ruling in D.C. was an unusual victory for the administration, even though it was temporary.

Federal courts have repeatedly stopped the government from forcing many of its proposals to crack down on people crossing the border.

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The latest proposal to prohibit people traveling through another country from applying for asylum in the US is aimed at the tens of thousands of Central American adults and children who cross Mexico every month to enter the US. It would also have consequences for asylum seekers from Africa, Asia, and South America.

The plan has exceptions.

If someone has been trafficked, if the country that the migrant has gone through has not signed any of the major international conventions that determine how refugees are managed (although most Western countries have signed them) or if an asylum seeker sought protection in a country but refused , then a migrant can still apply for asylum.

The policy came into force on Tuesday, the day after it was announced, although some officials said it was only introduced at one location.

Hundreds of immigrants still showed up at American border crossings trying to apply for asylum, but with their prospects uncertain.

The policy took effect Tuesday, one day after it was announced. Later in San Francisco, a separate hearing was planned for the American district of Jon Tigar, which has already banned the introduction of a less restrictive asylum policy and could act to block the new asylum policy. Tigar was appointed by former resident Barack Obama. An American customs and border protection officer checks the documents of migrants before being requested on July 17 to apply for asylum in the United States, at International Bridge 1 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
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The policy took effect Tuesday, one day after it was announced. Later in San Francisco, a separate hearing was planned for the American district of Jon Tigar, which has already banned the introduction of a less restrictive asylum policy and could act to block the new asylum policy. Tigar was appointed by former resident Barack Obama. An American customs and border protection officer checks the documents of migrants before being requested on July 17 to apply for asylum in the United States, at International Bridge 1 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

The policy took effect Tuesday, one day after it was announced. Later in San Francisco, a separate hearing was planned for the American district of Jon Tigar, which has already banned the introduction of a less restrictive asylum policy and could act to block the new asylum policy. Tigar was appointed by former resident Barack Obama. An American customs and border protection officer checks the documents of migrants before being requested on July 17 to apply for asylum in the United States, at International Bridge 1 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Legal groups argued that the approach was excluded by federal law that determines how people can apply for asylum.

& # 39; We are disappointed in the court decision today & # 39 ;, said Claudia Cubas, Head of the Coalition for the Rights of the Capital Area.

US law allows refugees to apply for asylum when they arrive, regardless of how they did it. There is an exception for those who have come through a country that is considered & # 39; is considered to.

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At the northern border, the US and Canada have a & # 39; secure third country & # 39; agreement that prohibits people arriving in one country from applying for asylum in another.

The US tried to reach the same agreement with Mexico and Guatemala, but the Supreme Court of Guatemala blocked a possible agreement. Mexico said no agreement has been reached.

Top US officials say their latest plan would discourage migrants from leaving their country, which is needed to reduce the number of people holding border agents in the US.

Reports of nasty conditions in some US border detention centers have led to massive outrage and lawyers accuse the administration of unnecessarily detaining people seeking asylum and abusing those in custody.

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