The Supreme Court has ruled that Trump can continue to enforce his new asylum plan on the southern border:
AP – The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.
The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.
It wasn’t a unanimous decision, of course:
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the high court’s order. Sotomayor says the rule upends “longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution.”
This comes after the 9th circuit overruled Judge Tigar’s nationwide injunction today, for a second time.
I know that neither are a ruling on the merits of the case, but it must be seen by the Trump administration as a good sign that both courts see fit to allow Trump to continue with his new policy.