On Monday the 9th Circuit lifted the nationwide injunction on President Trump’s asylum rules.
This ruling only allowed the injunction to take effect in the states encompassed by the 9th Circuit.
On Wednesday night the Supreme Court Ruled that the asylum rules can be enforced in full, nationwide, as they are adjudicated.
According to The Hill:
The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved President Trump’s request to allow the administration to enforce its new asylum rule even as it is challenged in the courts.
The decision was issued in an order. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, two of the court’s four liberal justices, dissented.
The order is a victory for Trump, who has vowed to take action to stem the tide of immigrants at the southern border, most of whom are coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
The new asylum rules are expected to severely cut down on the number of immigrants from Central America who can request asylum in the United States, essentially preventing many of those coming from that region to do so.
The new rules would make migrants ineligible for asylum unless they sought asylum in the first “safe” country they passed to.
Reports indicate that President Trump’s asylum rules and increased pressure on Mexico are working as illegal border crossings have plummeted.