The Supreme Court recently allowed the toughest asylum restriction yet to go into place. The policy allows the government to deny anyone the ability to apply for asylum if they passed through another country on their way to the U.S. and did not first apply for asylum there. This effectively bans nearly all asylum seekers arriving at the southern border. In line with this harsh policy, Trump officials decided on Friday that unaccompanied children will not be exempt and will be turned back at the border. All asylum seekers in the U.S. who arrived starting July 16 will be sent back if they cannot prove they sought asylum on their path to the U.S. Meanwhile, the case against the policy is still going through the court system.

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

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