SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday banned Trump from imposing a new rule to block almost all asylum applications on the border between Mexico and the United States.
Federal District Judge John Tigar in the Northern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting this rule and requiring asylum seekers to first seek a safe haven in a third country where they traveled on their way to the United States.
The lawyers said the decision made an illogical decision issued by Washington District Judge Timothy Kelly, who refused to block the verdict in a different lawsuit filed by immigration defense groups.
The Trump administration quickly welcomed the decision and said it would discourage abuse of the asylum process.
After the action taken by the San Francisco Court, the rule will now be suspended pending further action.
“Today’s verdict is an important victory for incredibly vulnerable people and families,” said Melissa Crow, a lawyer for the Center for the Southern Poverty Law, one of the groups that defies the ban.
The Trump administration sought to reduce the growing number of Central American migrants who arrive at the Mexican-American border after fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The vast majority of their asylum applications have been described as fictitious.
After the White House announced the ruling on July 16, the US Civil Liberties Union. UU. And other human rights groups filed a lawsuit in California alleging that it violated U.S. law. UU.
Immigration began to focus again on the presidential campaign in 2020. In the 2016 elections, voters rewarded the letter of then anti-immigration candidate Donald Trump and sent him to the White House after promising to build a wall in the United States. On the Mexican border and called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.