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Thursday
Sep122019

Supreme Court Authorizes Trump to Deny Asylum to Central Americans

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration can deny asylum to Central Americans who cross through to the U.S., the Supreme Court said Wednesday, giving new life to White House efforts to deter a flood of immigrants seeking refuge at the southern border.

The court’s action, which came in a brief written order, effectively set interim rules that allow the administration to enforce its asylum restrictions while legal challenges to the policy continue, a process that could last many months. The high court’s order stayed the effect of lower-court injunctions that barred the administration’s plans. One of those injunctions was issued just this week by a federal judge in California.

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