Asylum Ban Suspended

The Administration issued a fast track order that would have barred asylum seekers that did not cross at Ports of Entry effective ineligible to apply effective November 9th 2019. The proclamation was specifically targeted at those entering through the Southern border.

A Federal Judge however issued a restraining order on this proclamation suspending its implementation for 30 days until December 19th when the court will reconsider arguments. In his ruling Federal Judge Tigar indicated “failure to comply with entry requirements such as arriving at a designated port of entry should bear little, if any, weight in the asylum process.”

If this is your situation you have a window of opportunity. It is not clear whether the Administration will appeal this decision, which may end up going to the highest court in the land. The Administration’s position is that the President may bar entry to the country because of the Travel ban (statute 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

While this issue takes its legal course you must prepare to act now. Contact the US Immigration Team for a Legal Consultation with an Immigration Asylum Attorney or schedule a convenient Virtual Consultation to review your situation and get legal help now.