The Supreme Court provides green light to the administration to enforce new rules that make it difficult for Central American immigrants to claim asylum in the United States.
The United States Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump's administration to enforce asylum restrictions that prevent most Central American immigrants from applying to the US border.
Democrats say the ruling puts people's lives at risk.
The decision to take effect during the lower court proceedings was a victory over Trump's restrictive immigration policy, which was central to the president but repeatedly challenged by the courts.
The Supreme Court retained the decision of the lower court that blocked the restrictions, which declares that immigrants who did not seek asylum protection in countries entering or entering the United States from the southern border are not eligible for asylum. .
Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who opposes the verdict, wrote: “Once again the administration issued a rule to reverse the long-standing practice of refugees seeking refuge from persecution.”
"Actually, this rule prohibits almost all Central Americans from applying for asylum in the United States when they try to enter or attempt to enter the US border, unless they refuse asylum for the first time in Mexico or other third countries."
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White House Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hogan Gidley decided in a statement that this decision would "contribute greatly to our development in dealing with the crisis of the South Border and ultimately make American society safer."
Lee Gelernt, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the groups that challenges the asylum, expressed hope that "we will win at the end of the day."
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In a statement, Gelernt said, “Thousands of families are at stake.
The Democrats in the House made similar comments.
"Death will go away. This rule will be far from our doors due to running away fears and persecution and will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in this area." The Citizenship Subcommittee said in a joint statement.
"US can and should do better."
Congressman Elliot Engel, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said, "For many refugees, this is life and death."
My ancestors came to the United States in search of shelter. If this country defeated them, they would have died.
For the White House people this is a game. But for many refugees this is life and death. https://t.co/frYn6rUbTC
— Eliot Engel (@RepEliotEngel) 12 Sep 2019
The Asylum Restrictions aim at the flow of immigrants from Central America and other countries who crossed from Mexico to the United States and requested asylum.
Such a request that families often avoided their own domestic violence and poverty would allow the applicant to remain free in the United States and return freely while the case was ruling, which could take two years.
This is one of Trump's steps to stop the flow of migrants, including deploying troops along the southern border.
According to official statistics, the number of people who cannot be recognized or proclaimed at the southern border fell from 144,000 in May to about 64,000 in August.
The Pentagon said Tuesday it will attract up to 5,500 soldiers to the border next year to help fight the war against illegal immigration.
Trump also announced to Frontier that it would switch $ 3.6 billion in funds to build an anti-immigrant barrier, and Trump repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12 Sep 2019
The turn of the Pentagon funds into the construction of a border wall was justified in accordance with the controversial urgent statement made by Trump after Congress repeatedly refused presidential money for the project.
Trump pressured Mexico to take action.
Mexico said it has cut unregistered immigration to the United States by 56 percent since May last week, and the action was praised by Washington.
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