Dec 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump administration will appeal judge's ruling on asylum ban

The migrant caravan.

The migrant carvan on the move from Central America to the United States border. Photo: Alfredo Estrella/AFP via Getty Images

The Trump administration is appealing a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar that extends a block on a proclamation President Trump signed in November that would bar migrants who illegally cross the border from seeking asylum, CNN reports.

The big picture: The Supreme Court upheld the federal judge's ruling last week with a 5-4 vote ruling against the administration. The administration will be appealing through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Tigar originally ruled that the order from Trump "irreconcilably conflicts" with current immigration law and issued a temporary restraining order on it.

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