Law Profs, States Urge 9th Circ. To Block Trump Asylum Rule

By Tiffany Hu (May 16, 2019, 8:09 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit was urged by immigration law professors and several states and localities Wednesday to uphold a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's so-called asylum ban on migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border outside of a designated port of entry.

The amicus brief filed by law professors from schools including Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and New York University School of Law states that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's restrictions on asylum eligibility run afoul of the plain meaning of federal immigration laws that support the eligibility for asylum-seekers even if they don't enter at an official...

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