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Court backs Donald Trump bid to bar asylum seekers

The Supreme Court has given Donald Trump the inexperienced mild to bar most Central American asylum seekers from getting into the nation.

The ruling permits the administration to refuse asylum to migrants who move by way of one other nation on the way in which to the US with out in search of safety there. 

Worst hit will likely be migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central American international locations who journey north, many by foot, by way of Mexico within the hope of being allowed into the US.

“BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!” the President tweeted at present after the  determination was introduced final night time.

The court docket’s majority verdict successfully overrules a decrease court docket choose’s determination in San Francisco that has been blocking the White House’s asylum coverage since July.

But each dissenting justices on the nine-judge Supreme Court — Democrat appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — claimed the court docket’s backing for Mr Trump would put hundreds of lives in danger.

Mexican residents fleeing violence, queue to cross into the US to apply for asylum at Paso del Norte border crossing (REUTERS)

“It is especially concerning, moreover, that the rule the government promulgated topples decades of settled asylum practices and affects some of the most vulnerable people in the Western hemisphere,” wrote Justice Sotomayor.

“Once again the executive branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend long-standing practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution.”

The Supreme Court determination will likely be a “death sentence” for some migrants, claimed Rebecca Kirzner of the refugee-support group HIAS.

The new guidelines is not going to have an effect on Mexican migrants. Victims of human trafficking will nonetheless be allowed to apply.

Although the keep is sort of sure to be challenged, there is not going to be time for an additional listening to this time period, which means it can most likely stay in place at the least till the 2020 presidential election.

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