USA Today reports:
The Supreme Court handed a green light Thursday to the Trump administration in its effort to speed up the removal of those seeking asylum. The court ruled that asylum seekers claiming fear of persecution abroad do not have to be given a federal court hearing before quick removal from the United States.
The decision was written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito. Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.
The case, one of many to come before the high court involving the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration, concerned Sri Lanka native Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. He was arrested 25 yards north of the Mexican border and immediately placed in expedited removal proceedings.
Breaking: The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to ease the path to deport asylum seekers, saying noncitizens apprehended near the border can be removed without court review https://t.co/pR93PeZRoA
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 25, 2020
The Supreme Court enhanced the ability of Trump’s administration to quickly deport illegal immigrants, including asylum seekers, without a judicial review, handing him a victory in a case concerning one of his signature issues in an election year https://t.co/lnGzOlDcHy
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 25, 2020