SCOTUS rejects Trump admin's request to enforce illegal asylum ban

The Trump administration’s string of losses in the courts when it comes to its draconian, anti-immigrant and anti-asylum policies continued Friday, this time in the highest court in the land:

The Supreme Court on Friday denied the Trump administration’s request that it be allowed to immediately enforce a new policy of denying asylum to those who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, a change that lower courts declared possibly illegal.

Trump’s illegal asylum ban is an attempt to go around U.S. law and severely limit the rights of the most vulnerable, who are legally allowed to ask for asylum no matter where they enter the U.S. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit earlier this month:

“Just as we may not, as we are often reminded, ‘legislate from the bench,’ neither may the Executive legislate from the Oval Office,” wrote Circuit Judge Jay S. Bybee, a conservative nominated by President George W. Bush, in the 2 to 1 decision.

Source: dailykos