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Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

Nov 20, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

By NOMAAN MERCHANT

HOUSTON (AP) A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administrations efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional approval.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed Monday with legal groups that immediately sued after President Donald Trump issued a Nov. 9 proclamation saying anyone who crossed the southern border between offic...