The Supreme Court validated Wednesday a measure of the Trump administration that strictly limits asylum applications to the United States of migrants from Central America to the satisfaction of the US President.
Donald Trump could not dream better. Wednesday, the Supreme Court validated its policy on the right of asylum. “Great victory in the United States Supreme Court for the border on the right of asylum,” rejoiced on Twitter, Donald Trump. Yet Monday, a California federal judge had persisted in his willingness to block this measure. The latter provides for the automatic rejection of all asylum applications made by migrants who have not applied for refugee status in Mexico or in third countries crossed during their exile to the United States.
BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum! https://t.co/9Ka00qK1Ob
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
In her written argument, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor – who opposed the directive with her progressive colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg – said she regretted the decision of the High Court. “Once again, the executive has issued a rule that seeks to end long-standing practices for refugees seeking refuge from persecution,” Sotomayor said.
- Symbol of Trump politics
According to the civil rights and human rights organizations, who challenged this directive in a federal court in Oakland, California, this measure amounts to exclude the overwhelming majority of asylum seekers arriving at the southern border of states from asylum procedures. From Central America. Several hundred thousand people, often families with children, are potentially affected by this controversial measure.
Donald Trump has made the fight against illegal immigration one of the emblems of his presidency and seeks at all costs to reduce the arrival of migrants to the southern border of the United States.