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Source: The Guradian

'He may not rewrite immigration laws': Trump's asylum ban blocked by federal judge

Today 11:45 GMT

A federal judge has temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern US border illegally.

The radical restrictions were part of a drive to curtail immigration to the US, which led to the family separation crisis this year and a policy banning migrants from several Muslim-majority countries.

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Source: DW

Donald Trump's 'asylum ban' highlights dysfunctional US Congress

Today 11:46 GMT

When Donald Trump issued his latest edict restricting immigration, this time for possible asylum-seekers associated with the so-called migrant caravan, the political response in Washington followed a familiar pattern.

Immigration and civil rights groups immediately challenged US President Donald Trump's so-called asylum ban in court and shortly thereafter a judge on Monday issued a temporary halt of the policy.

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Source: Fox News

Trump condemns 'disgraceful' 9th Circuit, dubbing it rubber-stamp for his foes

Today 11:46 GMT

In lengthy and fiery comments to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, President Trump excoriated the liberal-leaning Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as a "disgrace" hours after an Obama-appointed federal judge there issued a nationwide injunction against his newly announced emergency restrictions on asylum claims. The president vowed immediate action and said he was "going to put in a major complaint" about the appellate court, based in San Francisco, without elaborating.

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Source: Fox News

Homan: 'Liberal 9th Circuit Judge' Trying to Stop Trump From Protecting Border

Today 11:46 GMT

Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said Tuesday that a "liberal" San Francisco federal judge is the latest to attempt to stop President Trump from protecting the southern border.

... Some liberal judge in the 9th Circuit is trying to stop this president from protecting our borders," said Homan, adding that many of the asylum-seekers know the "magic words" that will allow them to enter the United States and go through legal proceedings.

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Source: Fox News

'Enough!': Ex-ICE Director Blasts Mexican Official Praising Migrant Caravan

Today 11:46 GMT

Former ICE Director Thomas Homan blasted a Mexican state official who praised the actions of the migrant caravan and said that "they're a blessing to [America]... and they're not invading."

Trump Calls 9th Circuit Court a 'Disgrace,' Says Asylum Ruling Will Be Overturned by SCOTUS. Send me email updates from Fox News. Homan added that finding a way to hold the influx of migrants seeking asylum until their court dates and sending home the ones who aren't qualified will "send a strong message that we are a nation of laws."

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Source: DW

Macedonia ex-PM Gruevski says Hungary granted him asylum

Today 11:46 GMT

The government of Hungary granted asylum to Nikola Gruevski, once the most powerful politician in Macedonia, according to a post the former prime minister shared on Facebook on Tuesday.

"Today the Republic of Hungary, a member of the EU and NATO, gave a positive response to my earlier request to be granted political asylum," he wrote. "I have decided to fight for the Macedonian cause, for the cause of the Republic of Macedonia, in the only way possible at the moment."

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Source: The Guradian

Anti-asylum Orbán makes exception for a friend in need

Today 11:46 GMT

Orbán won a two-thirds parliamentary majority in April elections that gave him a third consecutive term in office, and has positioned himself as a leader of rightwing, anti-migration forces across the continent before European elections due next year.

David Cornstein, the new US ambassador to Hungary and a personal friend of Donald Trump, has said he will not criticise Orbán publicly, but he has asked the government to keep the Central European University operational.

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Source: Fox News

Migrant caravan may be in unwelcoming Tijuana for long-haul, US continues border fortifications

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

Migrant caravan members who reached a U.S. border crossing near San Diego were met with an icy reception in Tijuana this weekend, and the group is waking up Monday with the realization they could be stuck on that unwelcoming side of the fence for months if they try to enter America the legal way.

Adding to the increasing certainty of the group’s situation, the U.S. Border Patrol temporarily closed all northbound lanes at the busy San Ysidro Port of Entry early Monday morning as the U.S. continues to "position additional port hardening materials. "Unfortunately, some members of the caravan are purposely causing disruptions at our border ports of entry," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen posted on Twitter.

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Source: Fox News

UK slammed for not granting asylum to Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi over security fears

Tuesday 01:30 GMT

After eight years languishing on death row on what most western leaders contend were unfounded blasphemy charges, newly acquitted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi remains in hiding from Islamic extremists after the U.K. denied her political asylum out of fear for the safety of their consular staff in Pakistan.

“But in the meantime, Asia Bibi is under the auspices of a Pakistani security detail – we hope that an international security detail can assume these responsibilities.” A State Department spokesperson could not comment on the matter but referred to a press conference in which officials reiterated their position that “religious freedom is universal,” and that the Bibi case has been closely followed.

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Source: Common Domain

Protests in Tijuana as Caravan Migrants Arrive to Seek Asylum in U.S.

Tuesday 13:36 GMT

While many Tijuana residents are sympathetic to the migrants’ plight, protesters complain that they are straining the city’s scarce resources as their presence could extend for months due to long waits to try to win asylum in the U.S.. The earliest members of the migrant caravan, which President Trump and some others have described as a threat to U.S. security, began arriving in Tijuana via bus early last week.


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