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9th Circ. Upholds Order Blocking Asylum Restrictions

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9th Circ. Upholds Order Blocking Asylum Restrictions

Law360, Washington (February 28, 2020, 6:04 PM EST) — The Ninth Circuit delivered a sharp blow to the Trump administration’s immigration agenda on Friday, unanimously rejecting a key policy banning asylum claims from migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border outside of a designated port of entry.

A three-judge panel sided with a coalition of immigrant legal service groups that challenged the¬†administration’s rule, announced in November 2018. The court concluded that the restriction on asylum eligibility violates federal immigration laws that support the eligibility for asylum-seekers regardless of where they enter the country.

U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Paez, writing for the panel, said the administration “encroached upon Congress’s legislative prerogative” to…

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