The US Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump’s administration. Grant is to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications. The immigrants at the US-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies.
The court said the rule could go into effect as litigation challenging its legality continues.
Among the nine judges on the court, liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented. “BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!” Mr Trump said on Twitter.
The rule would bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border. It represents the latest effort by Mr Trump’s administration to crack down on immigration. In her dissent, Ms Sotomayor said that the government’s rule may be in significant tension with the asylum statute.