ACLU goes to court to chal­lenge Trump’s new asy­lum ban

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WASH­ING­TON – The Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union is seek­ing a court in­junc­tion to block Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s new re­stric­tions on asy­lum, ar­gu­ing in a law­suit filed Fri­day that the pol­icy vi­o­lates fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion law.

“The new asy­lum ban is flatly un­law­ful and may re­sult in many peo­ple be­ing sent back to dan­ger,” said Lee Gel­ernt, deputy di­rec­tor of the ACLU’s Im­mi­grants’ Rights Project.

Trump made the pol­icy of­fi­cial on Fri­day by sign­ing a procla­ma­tion that de­nies asy­lum to im­mi­grants who en­ter the U.S. il­le­gally, rather than through a port of en­try.

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