Trump administration requests SCOTUS lift order blocking safe third country rule

OAN Newsroom
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.

The Supreme Court building in Washington. Challenges to the Trump administration’s asylum policy are pending in different courts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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.