Breaking News: Federal Judge Strikes Down Biden Asylum Policy

On Tuesday, July 25, federal judge Jon S. Tigar struck down the Biden administration’s asylum policy, which has resulted in the lowest level of border migration in nearly two years. Judge Tigar stayed the order for 14 days to allow the administration to appeal.

The Biden administration’s asylum rule, which was enacted on May 12 following the end of Title 42, limits asylum eligibilty to migrants who enter the US only after making an appointment at a port of entry or who can prove they sought out asylum in a third country.

The Biden asylum rule was met by opposition from immigrant advocates who condemned the rule for violating US asylum law, and putting vulnerable populations at risk of violence and crime.

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