DC Judge Halts Trump's 15-Day Asylum Deadline

By Craig Clough (January 14, 2021, 7:04 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal judge on Thursday halted the Trump administration's new restrictions on asylum, which imposed a 15-day deadline to apply from the first immigration court hearing instead of a full year after entering the U.S.

In a brief order, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton granted a preliminary injunction that a coalition of immigrants' rights groups had pushed for, preventing the rules from going into effect a week before the Biden administration is set to take the reins. The regulations were finalized in December by the Executive Office for Immigration Review after a 30-day comment period and were set to...

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