In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled minutes ago that the Trump administration can deport some foreigners seeking asylum without giving them the opportunity to contest their claim before a judge.
The ruling applies to asylum seekers who fail the initial screening. Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor were the Court’s two dissenters.
In a win for the Department of Homeland Security, the Supreme Court said that a Sri Lankan farmer who lost his bid for asylum in the US after immigration officials ordered his removal could not challenge that decision in federal court. https://t.co/Vzim0wL4pw
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 25, 2020
The ruling is also a win for President Trump, who recently expressed frustration with the conservative-leaning Supreme Court’s decisions.
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