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Trump Administration Can Curb Asylum Bids, Supreme Court Says

  • Rule says most must seek asylum in countries they pass through
  • Two justices dissent as court lets rule kick in during lawsuit
Central American migrants walk along a fence near the U.S. and Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico.
Photographer: Tomas Ayuso/Bloomberg
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Bolstering President Donald Trump on one of his signature issues, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared his administration to enforce a new rule designed to sharply limit who can apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The justices said Wednesday the administration can apply the policy while a legal challenge goes forward. A series of lower court rulings had put the rule on hold.