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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Broad Enforcement of Asylum Limits

The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing a new Trump administration rule that would prevent many Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The order was addressed on September 11, 2019, which would temporarily undo a ruling made by a lower-court. The new policy brought forth by the Trump administration was placed in order “to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the United States without seeking protection there.” Initially asylum seekers must pass a screening called a “credible fear” interview. Under the new policy, “asylum seekers would fail the test unless they sought asylum in at least one country they traveled through and were denied.” If you have any questions or concerns regarding asylum please feel free to ask an immigration attorney. 

Mercedes Riggs