In a 7-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by President Trump’s administration to enforce a policy that would deny asylum applications by immigrants who pass through another country without seeking asylum there before arriving in the United States. The new rule would keep asylum protections in place for Mexican citizens. There are exceptions to the rule for victims of trafficking.
Among the nine Judges, liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented.
The ruling comes days after California based Judge Jon Tigar barred the administration from enforcing the rule anywhere in the country.