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Immigration Twitter Responds to SCOTUS’ Surprise Decision to Allow Trump Asylum Ban

 

In a surprise decision yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s asylum ban can proceed for now, while the legal fight plays out in courts. Contrary to the U.S.’ obligations under domestic and international law, border officials can now deny applications from migrants who have traveled through other countries on their way to the U.S., if they haven’t been denied asylum in those other countries.

Advocates, attorneys, and members of Congress expressed fury on Twitter, noting that this decision guts the U.S. asylum system and will leave countless numbers of migrants in danger. Though the decision will not bar asylum seekers forever, yesterday’s decision was an unnecessary choice by the Supreme Court to enable the Trump Administration’s efforts to make the U.S. as hostile a place for immigrants as possible.

Read some of these tweets, below: