Im­me­di­ate asy­lum ban de­nied

The Maui News - - NATION - The As­so­ci­ated Press

SAN FRAN­CISCO — A di­vided U.S. ap­peals court late Fri­day re­fused to im­me­di­ately al­low the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion to en­force a ban on asy­lum for im­mi­grants who il­le­gally cross the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der.

The ban is in­con­sis­tent with an ex­ist­ing U.S. law and an at­tempted end-run around Congress, a panel of the 9th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals said.

At is­sue is Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Nov. 9 procla­ma­tion that barred any­one who crossed the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der be­tween of­fi­cial ports of en­try from seek­ing asy­lum. Trump is­sued the procla­ma­tion in re­sponse to car­a­vans of mi­grants ap­proach­ing the bor­der.

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