Asylum Seekers

A federal court in California, writing that it “takes no pleasure in this holding,” ruled it lacks jurisdiction to review the claims of 128 asylum seekers who were denied the right to apply for asylum under a Trump administration’s policy of denying asylum to anyone who did not first seek it in Mexico or another country through which they traveled.

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Asylum Determinations

A federal court in Washington struck down the Trump administration’s changes to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s asylum-determination training manual titled “Lesson Plan on Credible Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations,” finding its provisions are “manifestly inconsistent” with the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Feds Accused of Blocking Asylum Seekers Despite Court Order

Pointing to the federal government’s attempt to deport a Cameroonian immigrant who was metered and waitlisted at the U.S.-Mexico border when the Trump administration’s so-called — and now blocked — Third Country Transit rule was implemented, an immigration attorney told a judge Monday the federal government is still blocking asylum with the rule.

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