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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 12:22 PM

ACLU asks judge to block Trump asylum rule as case is heard

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) Civil liberties groups on Wednesday asked for a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration's effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The American Civil Liberties Union and others filed the request seeking a Thursday hearing in San Francisco. The groups sued Tuesday and want the judge to block the policy while the case is heard. A second lawsuit is pending in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of immigrants have showed up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. But the new rules that went into effect earlier this week bar most migrants from seeking protection as refugees if they have passed through another country first. It targets tens of thousands of Central Americans who cross into the U.S. through Mexico, but also affects people from Africa, Asia, and South America who come to the southern border.

It was the most forceful attempt to date by President Donald Trump to slash the number of people seeking asylum in America. It comes at a time when Trump's recent tweets telling four members of Congress to "go back" to other countries have set off an uproar.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/aclu-asks-judge-to-block-trump-asylum-rule-as-case-is-heard/ar-AAEsFih?li=BBnb7Kz

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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:22 PM

1. I've got to make another donation to the ACLU.

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