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Supreme Court Allows Government to Curtail Asylum Requests During Legal Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration may curtail asylum applications at the southern border while a legal challenge to the new rule is litigated in court.

By a vote of 7-2, the justices said the administration can enforce a rule announced in July requiring migrants to first seek asylum in the country through which they traveled to get to the United States, commonly referred by U.S. officials as “a third country.”

Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented.

Read more at NPR

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