Federal judge strikes down Trump asylum ban

www.cbsnews.com | 8/2/2019 | Staff
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A federal judge in Washington, D.C. ruled Friday against the Trump administration's initial asylum ban, which was announced last November. Judge Randolph Moss vacated the government's policy barring migrants from claiming asylum if they did not enter the country through designated ports of entry.

The judge found that it violates the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), which oversees the ways federal rules are established.

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"Fortunately, the Court need not engage in such logical gymnastics because the language of the APA and the controlling D.C. Circuit precedent are unambiguous," he wrote. "The Court, accordingly, concludes that the proper remedy is to set the Rule aside, and the legal consequences of that result are not limited 'to the individual' plaintiffs.

"As a matter of common usage, no one would draw a meaningful distinction, for example, between a rule providing that children may not apply for a driver's license and one providing that children are not eligible to receive...
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