US ap­peals court puts on hold Trump’s asy­lum ban

Sunday Express - - WORLD -

A di­vided US ap­peals court late Fri­day re­fused to im­me­di­ately al­low the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion to en­force a ban on asy­lum for any im­mi­grants who il­le­gally cross the US-Mex­ico bor­der. The ban is in­con­sis­tent with an ex­ist­ing US law and an at­tempted end-run around Congress, a panel of the 9th US Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals said in a 2-1 de­ci­sion.

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