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In blow to Trump’s immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico

Nov 20, 2018 - The Salt Lake Tribune

A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who illegally cross the southern border into the United States, saying the policy likely violated federal law on asylum eligibility.

In a ruling late Monday, Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary nationwide restraining order barring enforcement of the policy. President Trump’s action was announced on Nov. 9, though the White House had as early as last month f...