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This article was originally published in AZ Central on July 03, 2020. You can access the original article here: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2020/07/01/federal-court-strikes-down-trumps-third-country-asylum-ban/5356705002/.

Judge Kelly overturned the administration’s transit asylum ban, striking yet another legal blow to the administration’s restrictive immigration policies. Tahirih was part of the lawsuit challenging this illegal policy and was represented in the action by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Julie Carpenter, Tahirih Senior Litigation Counsel, said:

“The sweeping policy illegally restricts asylum. It shuts the door on migrants seeking protection and should never have been put into place. We will be ready to challenge any appeal on today’s decision, as we fight to safeguard the right of every individual to demonstrate their eligibility for asylum and need for protection.”

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