Local immigration attorney breaks down asylum ban ruling effective immediately

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The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump Administration policy Wednesday afternoon, which denies asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the United States to seek asylum at the border, but does not seek asylum in that country first.

The ruling has caused celebration at The White House as President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday, “Some really big court wins on the border lately!”

CBS 4 spoke to immigration attorney, Wendoli Rodriguez,  and asked if this policy will stick, he says time will tell.

“We don’t know, really we don’t know,” said Rodriguez. “Right now they’ve placed an injunction pending a final decision.”

This means the policy will go into effect, even though the final decision has not been made.

“The government allowed the Administration to enforce this policy, even though it’s not final,” said Rodriguez.

The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the United States to seek asylum at the border.

“If you’re from Honduras and you travel to Mexico, in order to get to the U.S. that means you have to seek asylum in Mexico and get denied, in order to seek asylum in the U.S.” said Rodriguez.

This policy starts immediately, affecting any person seeking asylum after July 16.

“In order to quality for asylum, you had to have applied for asylum in a third country, and if that country denies you asylum, then you can qualify to apply for asylum in the U.S. and that is for any person who applies after this date subject to this new policy,”

CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said Thursday, 45,000 people have been sent back to Mexico to wait out their asylum claim as part of the Migrant Protection Protocol.

Something President Trump has said is a good thing.

“The illegal aliens will no longer get a free pass into our country by lodging meritless claims in seeking asylum,” said the President.

The President of Mexico and Foreign Secretary announced Thursday, Mexico’s government does not agree with the Supreme Court Order ruling.

The final decision on the asylum ban could take months before being announced, until then, the policy will be enforced.


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