In a series of rulings on the third country asylum ban, The Hill reported on the Ninth Circuit’s decision to lift a preliminary injunction on the ban, just two days after that ruling was made. This decision allows the administration’s asylum ban to continue along the border in New Mexico and Texas. Julie Carpenter, Tahirih Senior Litigation Counsel, commented:
“Different asylum standards apply, all depending on where one crosses the border.
This whipsaw effect disserves everyone- border agents and immigration courts to be sure- but most especially, the individuals fleeing persecution and violence who are seeking safe haven at our border.”