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Supreme Court rules for Trump on asylum ban at southern border

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled for President Donald Trump and cleared the way for his administration to enforce a ban on nearly all asylum-seekers arriving at the southern border.

The justices by a 7-2 vote granted an emergency appeal from Trump's lawyers and set aside orders from judges in California who had blocked Trump's new rule from taking effect.

In a one-paragraph order, the high court said the injunctions issued by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco "are stayed in full pending" while the government appeals.

While it is not a final ruling on the issue, the decision is nonetheless a major victory for Trump and his effort to restrict immigration because it allows the asylum ban to be enforced at the southern border.


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