US Begins Tough New Policy on Asylum Seekers

US Begins Tough New Policy on Asylum Seekers

"There are no safeguards, no institutions to stop this cruelty", the immigration group Al Otro Lado said in a statement. "I fear that the court's precipitous action today risks undermining the interbranch governmental processes that encourage deliberation, public participation and transparency".

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said the Trump administration was "pleased" by the Supreme Court's decision, which he said rejected an "erroneous" ruling by the lower court judge.

The rule will also affect smaller numbers of African, Asian and South American migrants who arrive at the USA southern border and seek asylum - many after taking extremely risky journeys. He fled his home country after running afoul of the Nicaraguan government with many acts of civil disobedience.

The court's ruling handed a victory to Trump at a time when much of his immigration agenda had been struck down by lower courts.

Sotomayor's dissent says the district court ruling "warrants respect", and, crucially, cites that aspect of it. Sotomayor agrees the rule may be "arbitrary and capricious for failing to engage" with "evidence contradicting its conclusions", adding that it's "especially concerning", because this will impact "some of the most vulnerable people in the Western Hemisphere".

"I know things are getting more and more complicated in the USA", said Noel Hern√°ndez, 21, who was staying at a migrant shelter in Guatemala after leaving his home in Tegucigalpa, in Honduras, a few days ago.

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by the Trump administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the US-Mexico border.

President Trump's policy is a dramatic change in the way the federal government treats those seeking safe haven in the United States, and is one of the administration's most significant efforts to deter migrants at the southern border. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed the reach of the first injunction last month to states within the circuit.

Supreme Court says Trump administration can deny asylum while legal fight continues

Trump took to Twitter to hail the move, saying, "BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!".

Justices Sonia Sotomayer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented with the rest of their colleagues. Upon arrival, they must pass a "credible fear" interview to seek asylum in the USA, which most do.

"One, they're clogging up the system so we can't get to people with legitimate asylum claims, and two, they're hoping to get released in the interior, and then not show up, or at least be delayed for years and years and years", he said. They would be placed in fast-track deportation proceedings and flown to their home countries at US expense.

"The lives of thousands of families are at stake", said Gelernt.

Following Trump's threat, Mexico cracked down on migrants crossing the country, deployed the National Guard to the southern and northern borders, and tried to contain migrants to the southern part of the country.

"If [asylum seekers] have a valid claim, they should be seeking help and asylum from the first country they come in contact with", Morgan said during an appearance on "Fox & Friends".

Earlier this week, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reiterated that Mexico would not become a "third country" for US-bound asylum seekers.

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