Asylum Bar for Migrants Who Reach the Southern Border Through Third Countries: Issues and Ongoing Litigation [Updated September 13, 2019] [open pdf - 641KB]
From the Update: "The Supreme Court granted the Trump Administration a stay on September 11, 2019, that allows the Administration to implement the interim final rule (IFR) without restriction while litigation concerning the legality of the IFR moves forward. The stay will remain in place until the Supreme Court resolves any appeal from the ongoing proceedings in the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg dissented from the grant of the stay. According to media reports, the Administration had begun implementing the IFR nationwide the day after obtaining the stay. The upshot of the Supreme Court's ruling is that, at least for the foreseeable future, the Administration may apply the IFR to limit asylum eligibility for migrants who reach the southern border through third countries."
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