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Trump’s Asylum Restrictions Halted Nationwide, Judge Says

  • Administration can’t implement new rules anywhere in the U.S.
  • Federal judge Tigar sides again with immigrant-rights groups
A person stands a section of the U.S. and Mexico border wall on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico.

A person stands a section of the U.S. and Mexico border wall on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico.

Photographer: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg
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The Trump administration can’t enforce its new restrictions on asylum applications anywhere along the Mexican border while the legality of the policy is being challenged, a federal judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in Oakland, California, ruled Monday that the injunction he issued in July applies nationwide and not just in the states that fall under the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the western U.S.