UPDATED 1:15 PM PST – Tue. August 27, 2019
The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to lift a judge’s ruling preventing an asylum rule from taking effect.
On Monday, Solicitor General Noel Francisco made a request to the high court, arguing the federal judge’s order “unduly interfere’s with the executive’s authority to establish immigration law.”
In July, federal judge Jon Tigar briefly blocked the government from enacting the rule which would have made migrants apply for asylum in the first country they pass through on their journey to the U.S.
Tigar said the move contradicts existing asylum laws.