Activist judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

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20 November 2018
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National News
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A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants [illegal aliens] who cross the southern border illegally.
U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which quickly sued after President Donald Trump issued the ban this month in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border would be ineligible for asylum. The regulations, which will remain in place for three months absent a court order, could potentially make it harder for thousands of people who enter the U.S. to avoid deportation....
The Department of Homeland Security estimates around 70,000 people a year claim asylum between official ports of entry....