SCOTUS just handed President Trump a game-changing victory.
The high court, in a 7-2 decision, has ruled that Trump can move forward with the enforcement of his asylum program that forces migrants to apply for asylum in countries they pass through before reaching the United States.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the U.S – AP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 11, 2019
This ruling would essentially end the immediate crisis at the border!
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.
The shift reverses decades of U.S. policy. The administration has said that it wants to close the gap between an initial asylum screening that most people pass and a final decision on asylum that most people do not win.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the high-court’s order. “Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution,” Sotomayor wrote. [Mercury News]
President Trump celebrated the victory on Twitter with a tweet announcing the landmark decision.
BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum! https://t.co/9Ka00qK1Ob
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
Heading into 2020, this is exactly what Trump needed. He’ll now have the wind at his back on immigration. The wall is being built, and he’s essentially solved the massive migrant crisis.
Bravo, President Trump!