9th Circ. Trims Asylum Block As Justices Mull DOJ Challenge

Law360 (September 10, 2019, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit once again pared back a California judge’s second nationwide ban on asylum restrictions at the southwest border, hours after the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to consider halting the ban entirely.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer checks the documents of migrants who intend to apply for asylum as they line up on International Bridge 1 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in July. (AP) In a brief order late Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit agreed to temporarily pause U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar’s Monday decision to block the administration’s asylum rule — which would bar most...

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