Nov 27, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump administration to appeal court order stalling asylum restrictions

An immigrant part of the migrant caravan

An immigrant part of the migrant caravan. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The Trump administration is appealing a court order from a United States district judge currently blocking the government from denying asylum to migrants who come into the country illegally, the Associated Press reports.

Between the lines: The administration is appealing the judge's ruling that Trump attempted to circumvent Congress by rewriting immigration laws. When the order was initially blocked, U.S. District Court Judge Jon S. Tigar in San Francisco said that Trump "may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden."

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