SCOTUS latest immigration ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday gave the Trump administration permission to enforce its toughest restriction yet on asylum seekers at the southern border, even though a lawsuit to stop the new policy is still working its way through the lower courts.
As a result, the government can now refuse to consider a request for asylum from anyone who failed to apply for it in another country after leaving home but before coming here. The order means, for instance, that migrants from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador cannot seek asylum in the U.S. if they didn't first ask for it in Mexico
While this looks good on the surface, I predict two outcomes of this ruling.
1) Mexico's southern border snaps closed like steel trap. Does Mexico even offer asylum to refugees?
2) Mexico denies asylum seekers ASAP so the caravans keep traveling north and we have to deal with it once again.
Adam J. McCleod