Judge Blocks Administration Asylum Ban

Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide order barring a Trump administration policy that denies asylum to migrants crossing the border unless they have already tried and failed to obtain asylum in another country along the way.

Judge Tigar stated that applying the injunction across the country was necessary to maintain a “uniform immigration policy” and prevent “uneven enforcement.”

The latest ruling puts the asylum policy in the hands of the Supreme Court, which was already considering whether the Trump administration could enforce the policy while the case makes its way through the court system. The justices are expected to rule within the next few days.

Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project and the lead lawyer on this case believes that this is just another in a series of attempts by the administration to effectively end asylums for Central Americans at the southern border.


In order to qualify for asylum, you must establish that you are a refugee who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality, or last habitual residence in the case of a person having no nationality, because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. This means that you must establish that race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion was or will be at least one central reason for your persecution or why you fear persecution.

We want to help you find a better life, free of persecution and pain. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate legal services. We know what you are going through, and we are here to help. These are complex cases. Working with an experienced lawyer can help you understand your rights, the application process and what other options are available if your application is denied.

It is important to understand how the immigration process works and what options are available to help you achieve your goals. We will help you learn about the law, how it applies to your specific situation and what steps to take.

Understanding your options is the first step. Call the Danna Young law firm at 501-414-0264 or contact us online to discuss your situation. Spanish-speaking services are available. Hablamos español.

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