U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California on Monday reinstated a national injunction blocking the Trump administration’s new asylum restrictions, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit initially limited the order to just the circuit’s geographic bounds.
Tigar wrote that while there may be circumstances in which a national injunction is inappropriate, the case before him—challenging a new rule that stops asylum seekers who pass through a third country before arriving at the U.S.’s southern border from being granted asylum—merits such an order.
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