90 Miles From Tyranny : Seven of nine Supreme Court justices greenlight Trump policy limiting asylum seekers

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Seven of nine Supreme Court justices greenlight Trump policy limiting asylum seekers

Two liberal-appointed justices sided with five conservative-appointed justices tonight in allowing a Trump administration asylum policy to be implemented while challenges work through the court system.

The White House win means that for now, people seeking asylum in the U.S. must seek safe haven in the first “safe” country they arrive in.

That effectively means that immigrants traveling from Central America who pass through Mexico will have to seek asylum in Mexico rather than farther north in the United States.

The decision rolls back a lower-court ruling intended to block the policy in some southern border states.



The liberal-leaning judges who went along with the conservative-leaning majority are Elana Kagan and Stephen Breyer.

The two dissenting justices who disagreed with the court’s decision are liberal-leaning...



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