The Supreme Court overruled an injunction blocking Trump’s “asylum ban” nationwide. The contentious policy makes anyone ineligible for asylum if he or she passed through another country before reaching the U.S. and then applied for asylum for the first time. This week, a federal judge blocked Trump’s asylum ban from applying nationwide. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals then issued an administrative stay to put the injunction on hold, leaving the policy blocked in California and Arizona. The latest development was Wednesday, when the Supreme Court quickly ruled to remove the injunction in its entirety. While the case against the policy goes through the court system, the ruling allows the government to implement the “asylum ban” along the entire border.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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